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  • Commentary

    Blowing Both Hot and Cold

    The dichotomous nature of Russia’s relationship with the West requires that the United States develop a long-term vision and strategy for its own relations with Russia.

  • Testimony

    Opportunities for the U.S.-Russia Relationship

    • James Collins
    • March 24, 2009
    • Speech for the Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations

    The commencement of the Obama administration coincided with a events that have opened opportunities for a change of course in U.S.-Russia relations.

  • Research

    Russia and the Global Meltdown: Domestic and Foreign Policy Responses to the International Financial Crisis

    • Robert Jellinek
    • March 17, 2009
    • Carnegie Moscow Center Report

    Russia's foreign policy response to the economic crisis has been to marginalize the United States, move closer to Europe, and consolidate its control over the former Soviet space.

  • Commentary

    Suffocating Small Business to Death

    If Russia’s regions are to weather the financial crisis, both local and federal governments need to support and protect small businesses.

  • Commentary

    Elections Expose United Russia's Weaknesses

    The results of Russia's recent regional elections are of less importance than the fact that United Russia is gradually transforming from a monolithic bureaucracy under strict Kremlin control into something resembling a true political party.

  • Commentary

    Taking the Hit for Putin

    Dmitry Medvedev's recent surge in official activity is simply a PR ploy to shift focus away from Vladimir Putin as Russia's financial crisis deepens. It does not indicate any serious political or personal changes.

  • Commentary

    A Crisis in Crisis Management

    As protests against Moscow spread throughout Russia, regional governors loyal to the Kremlin, but lacking proven leadership skills, may be unable to meet the challenge posed by angry citizens.

  • Commentary

    A New Direction for U.S. Policy in the Caspian Region

    The Obama administration needs a new approach to the Caspian region that provides opportunities for local leaders to engage with the United States in economic and political development.

  • Commentary

    Media Manipulation and Political Control in Russia

    The Kremlin maintains control over the Russian media by exerting pressure over media tycoons and station owners while avoiding direct repression. As a result, although the national media serves as a tool for government propaganda, there has been relatively little popular discontent.

  • Commentary

    Testing the Public's Appetite for Protests

    Recent Russian protests are likely meant to test the response of the authorities rather than indicate people have reached their breaking point.

  • Commentary

    The Lonely Power: Russian Security Policy and the West

    Russia's focus on America as its main adversary distorts Moscow’s strategic worldview, leads to misallocation of resources and ultimate frustration over the essential disequilibrium between the two former Cold War rivals.

  • Commentary

    Hail to the Chief

    U.S. President Obama will engage with Russia on key issues regarding U.S.-Russian relations, such as ballistic missile defense and NATO's future relations with Ukraine and Georgia, in conjunction with European allies.

  • Commentary

    Give Them an Obama I

    U.S. President Barack Obama should pledge to keep U.S.-Russia relations at the top of his busy agenda. Ending American neglect of its relations with Russia is what is needed to mend the countries’ bleak relations. A constructive foreign policy toward Russia can begin with negotiating and renewing the 1991 START treaty as well as creating a meaningful Euro-Atlantic alliance that includes Russia.

  • Commentary

    Focus and Exit: An Alternative Strategy for the Afghan War

    The debate in Washington and European capitals has recently centered on how many more troops will be sent to Afghanistan in 2009 as part of a military surge. The real question, however, is how combat troops should be used - to pursue the Taliban, or secure key areas to allow institutions to develop. The main policy objective must be the development of a government that can survive U.S. withdrawal.

  • Commentary

    For Russia, A Dark Horizon

    Due to the current economic crisis, Vladimir Putin is facing, for the first time since his rise to power, the prospect of real political instability. Although Putin has depended on a ‘vertical’ type of government, the logic of this crisis demands flexibility, effective feedback, and broad dialogue with the nation.

  • Commentary

    “Moscow the Muscular”: The Loneliness of an Aspiring Power Center

    Russia must aim for modernization and use its foreign policy to achieve rapprochement with Europe, North America and the economically and politically developed world at large.

  • Commentary

    Eyes Wide Shut: The Social Consequences of Russia’s Economic Crisis

    Preventing Russia’s economic, social, and political collapse requires effective leadership, cooperation and patience, and government acknowledgment that the crisis has domestic dimensions.

  • Research

    Path to Europe: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, and East Germany

    Eastern European and Baltic countries that have recently joined NATO and the European Union have undergone social and economic reforms, but they have also faced significant challenges along the way. Can their experience be of use to Russia?

  • Commentary

    Thinking Strategically About Russia

    Successive U.S. administrations have forfeited the chance to integrate Russia into the West first afforded by the collapse of Communism and again by 9/11. The United States has either neglected Russia or openly disregarded its overtures and warnings on a range of regional concerns. President-elect Obama needs a comprehensive approach to Russia based on a shared vision of European security.

  • Commentary

    Kremlin Guide To Dismissing Disobedience

    Weakened by the economic crisis, President Medvedev and the Kremlin do not want to risk any chance of allowing popular dissent to develop in Russia's regions. But by attacking its opponents the Kremlin is showing its helplessness. Before the crisis it had hoped to modernize the country, now it must resort to damage control.

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