Policy Memos by James Richter

James Richter 09-30-2013

В первый год второго президентства Владимира Путина, очевидно, в ответ на массовые демонстрации прошедшего избирательного цикла, Кремль начал обширную кампанию по запугиванию, подрыву репутации, закрытию и даже преследованию в уголовном порядке неправительственных...

James Richter 09-18-2013

In the first year of Vladimir Putin’s second presidency, apparently in response to the mass demonstrations of the last election cycle, the Kremlin launched a comprehensive campaign to intimidate, stigmatize, shut down, and even prosecute nongovernmental organizations...

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James Richter 07-23-2012

Russian prime minister and former president Vladimir Putin’s efforts to strengthen the Russian state are well-known. His consistent advocacy of a strong society is less so. In this respect, Putin’s...

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James Richter 07-23-2012
It is an unfortunate truism that relations between the United States and Russia depend a great deal on the interpersona l connection between the two countries. Of course, personalities...
James Richter 07-23-2012

This memorandum argues that President George W. Bush’s administration should complement its diplomatic rapprochement with Russia with continued, even enhanced, support for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the Russian Third Sector.

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James Richter 07-23-2012

The last year has not been a happy one for Russian non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The government has forced them to undergo an expensive process of reregistration, introduced legislation that would curtail many NGOs' tax advantages, and stepped up a campaign...

James Richter 07-23-2012

Most scholars and development professionals agree that a stable democracy requires a strong civil society. For this reason, many assistance agencies rightfully have made promoting civil society a key objective in Russia and other post-communist countries. The task is...

James Richter 07-23-2012

In February 1997, President Clinton launched the Partnership for Freedom, a new program of bilateral assistance for democracy promotion in Russia and the other NIS countries. This program asks for more funding than in previous years and over a longer period of time...

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Professor, Department of Political Science
Bates College