12 Aug 2013
(Foreign Policy) On August 7, the White House finally ended the suspense about whether or not President Barack Obama would visit Moscow after the G-20 meeting in St. Petersburg this September. "Following a careful review begun in July," a statement by the president's press secretary read, "we have...
07 Aug 2013
(The Monkey Cage) Earlier today the White House announced that President Obama would cancel his planned September summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Here are some thoughts on this decision from my colleagues at PONARS Eurasia: Kimberly Marten, Barnard College, Columbia University: Obama...
06 Aug 2013
On August 1, Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmon paid a quick visit to Moscow to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Commentators agree the visit is essentially linked to the expected presidential elections in Tajikistan in November, as Rakhmon needs to ensure full support for...
06 Aug 2013
President Vladimir Putin has staked his reputation on the 2014 Winter Olympics, scheduled to take place in Sochi, a city on the Black Sea coast, near the Abkhazia border. As preparations for the games enter the home stretch, the Russian government has intensified efforts to ensure security at the...
05 Aug 2013
In the early 1990s, many members of the Russian elite were proponents of the country’s liberal reforms. Moreover, American-style democracy and market economics were popular among Russia’s general population. However, as Figure 1 shows, the generation of Russian elite that were born in the 1960s, a...
02 Aug 2013
(The Atlantic) (Article by Olga Khazan) (Cory Welt is quoted) -- When William Averell Harriman, who served as Secretary of Commerce under President Truman, mentioned "Soviet imperialism" in a speech in Seattle, writer Ilya Ehrenburg wasted no time airing his disgust on the pages of the Soviet...
02 Aug 2013
(The National Interest) (Co-author: Scott Radnitz) While U.S. foreign-policy makers are currently preoccupied with the Middle East—chaos in Egypt, raging civil war in Syria and ongoing violence in Libya—military strategists are drawing up plans to deal with a region that many see as the next hotbed...
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