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(Event) Assessing the Implications of the Russian Elections Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, March 7, 2012Moderator: Blair Ruble, Kennan Institute. Panelists: Ariel Cohen, Heritage Foundation, Stanislav Belkovsky, National Strategy Institute, Nataliya Rostova, Kennan Institute, and Henry Hale, George Washington University.Blair Ruble opened the event by announcing the official results of Sunday's presidential election: Putin won, handily....
(Foreign Policy) When it comes to Russia's political future, the only guarantee is uncertainty. Yes, on Sunday Vladimir Putin will be elected president of Russia for a six-year term, with a comfortable majority of the vote. Yes, too, huge numbers of demonstrators, probably more than a hundred thousand, will take to the streets the next day to protest. What will happen after that, however, is difficult to predict. Beyond asserting Russia's destiny to be an...
(CAP) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is poised to win the Russian presidential election this Sunday despite the rise of an unprecedented protest movement against him. The prospect of Putin’s return to the post he occupied from 2000 to 2008 has already exacerbated emerging strains in the U.S.-Russia relationship. A Putin victory will not necessarily spell an end to the reset in U.S.-Russia relations that began under Presidents Barack Obama and...
(Event) Albats will discuss what it is like to publish a leading independent weekly journal in contemporary Russia and she will discuss the role of the Internet and social media. Albats is a professor of political science at the National Research University at the Higher School of Economics and hosts a radio show at Echo Moskvy. She earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University in 2004. She wrote, "The State Within a State: The KGB and...
(CAP) New Agreement Between Countries on Russia’s WTO Membership Indicates Progress: A recent World Trade Organization agreement between Russia and Georgia, key U.S. partners, is a breakthrough in relations between the two countries, and it was partly brought about through U.S. diplomacy. So why isn’t anyone talking about it? There was ample opportunity to do so when President Barack Obama and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili met last Monday at the...
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(Freedom House) Writing on the revolutions of Central Europe in the New York Review of Books two decades ago, scholar Timothy Garton Ash made the observation that “the crucial medium was television. In Europe, at the end of the twentieth century all revolutions are telerevolutions.” Today, one could argue that all revolutions, at least in their nascent stages, are social media revolutions. However, this does not mean that television has been tossed onto...
Tags: Media, Orttung, Russia
Atlantic Council/Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center report by Sean R. Roberts examining the U.S.-Kazakhstan relationship. It is published as part of the Atlantic Council January 31 conference "Twenty Years of Kazakhstan Independence and U.S.-Kazakhstan Relations." Download Publication (pdf)
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The Arab Spring and Freedom’s Futureby Christopher Walker and Robert Orttung In an op-ed published in the New York Times last April, we took a cautiously optimistic view on the possibility of a breakthrough for media freedom in post-Mubarak Egypt.  We argued that if state-controlled media, especially television, underwent serious reform, it would tip the balance toward an open information landscape, particularly when combined with the revolution in...
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