15 Aug 2013
(Report) Azerbaijan-Georgian relations: The Foundations and Challenges of the Strategic Alliance is the first comprehensive report on the dynamics of bilateral relations. Co-authored by Kornely Kakachia and Zaur Shiriyev. Click here to view the report | © Center for Strategic Studies (SAM)
14 Aug 2013
(Korea JoongAng Daily) This year marks 110 years since the first batch of Koreans immigrated overseas. These immigrants first left Korea to escape poverty (and later colonization by Japan), and to pursue dreams and education. Some 7.26 million Koreans - about 10 percent of the Korean Peninsula’s...
13 Aug 2013
I was back on bloggingheads.tv Foreign Entanglements with Robert Farley (from Lawyers, Guns and Money) again this week, talking about US-Russian relations. We talked about the causes of the cancellation of the Putin-Obama summit, and discussed the two countries’ unproductive paradigm with respect...
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...