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Samuel Charap 27 Jul 2010
Samuel Charap of the Center for American Progress argues in a July 23 Washington Post op-ed (“U.S. Needs to Carefully Plot Engagement with Russia”) that civil society “still plays a role in public life” in Russia and that the Obama administration’s “major expansion of government-to-government engagement (the ‘reset’)” could positively influence Russian domestic developments. Charap’s point about...
PONARS Eurasia 24 Jul 2010
  In a July 21 op-ed in the International Herald Tribune (“All Together Now: Missile Defense”) former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (co-chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative), former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, and former German Ambassador to Britain and the United States Wolfgang Ischinger call upon Washington, Moscow, and Brussels to embark on the development of a joint U.S...
PONARS Eurasia 15 Jul 2010
  The German Marshall Fund recently released as part of its "On Wider Europe" series "Completing Europe," a commentary by Iris Kempe, Director of the Regional Office South Caucasus, Heinrich Boell Foundation. The commentary is a response to an earlier piece by Ronald Asmus, who expresses concern that "the historical window of opportunity for enlarging transatlantic...
Joshua Tucker 12 Jul 2010
  What the Russia Spy Swap Tells Us About Russia (Originally published by Joshua Tucker on The Monkey Cage) The final chapter in the recent Russia spy scandal seems to have been written remarkably quickly: shortly after being arrested, the accused Russian agents are being expelled from the country as part of a prisoner exchange with Russia. As per the usual, the American media will...
PONARS Eurasia 08 Jul 2010
  The fight for ratification of the New START strategic arms control treaty got off to a feisty start with what Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), former chair and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called a "hyperbolic attack" by Massachusetts ex-governor Mitt Romney in a "misinformed" op-ed. Current Foreign Relations committee chair John Kerry...
PONARS Eurasia 01 Jul 2010
  In a recent report ("Behind the Eight Ball: Deciding on an OSCE Summit") from the Atlantic Council's Task Force on Eurasia as Part of Transatlantic Security, Senator Chuck Hagel, Ross Wilson, and Damon Wilson argue that the United States should support the convening of a summit of OSCE leaders later this year, as one of three major summits (NATO and U.S.-...

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