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  • Obama's Nuclear Agenda: A View from Washington

    Obama's Nuclear Agenda: A View from Washington

    Two potentially conflicting imperatives drive Barack Obama’s nuclear agenda. On the one hand, he has called for a world free of nuclear weapons. On the other hand, he believes that the United States needs credible nuclear deterrence.

  • Civil Society in Russia: How Managed Democracy Misfires

    Civil Society in Russia: How Managed Democracy Misfires

    The mayoral elections in Krasnoturinsk demonstrate the power of Russian civil society, given the right conditions, to overcome the administrative political regime.

  • Russia Update: An Opposition View

    Russia Update: An Opposition View

    The large protest in Kaliningrad marks an increase in popular anti-Putin and anti-Kremlin sentiment and an opportunity for the opposition to work with the dissatisfied population and toward a more democratic Russia.

  • The Internal Political Situation in Kyrgyzstan

    The Internal Political Situation in Kyrgyzstan

    The Tulip Revolution did not mark the emergence of democracy in Kyrgyzstan. To the contrary, since 2005, limits on political rights and freedoms and the strengthening of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s family rule have only increased.

  • Russia’s Future: Nation or Civilization?

    Russia’s Future: Nation or Civilization?

    Russia’s current ruling elite understands the threat posed by an ethnic project of nation-building and, therefore, seeks to adhere to a supranational concept of Russia as a civilization.

  • Social Service in the Contemporary Russian Orthodox Church: Stereotypes of Behavior and Belief

    Social Service in the Contemporary Russian Orthodox Church: Stereotypes of Behavior and Belief

    In 20 years of religious freedom, the Russian Orthodox Church has been unable to create a workable system for preparing its clergy and lay workers to perform social service, including missionary work, charity and moral education at schools and universities.

  • Year Two of the Reset: What Can the U.S. Expect from Moscow?

    Year Two of the Reset: What Can the U.S. Expect from Moscow?

    The most crucial areas for U.S.-Russia relations in 2010 include cooperation on Afghanistan and Iran, future developments in Georgia and Ukraine, and discussions of a new European security system inclusive of Russia.

  • BBC Live at Carnegie: Obama’s Foreign Policy—One Year On

    • January 14, 2010 —  Washington, D.C.

    In a special live broadcast of the BBC’s prestigious The World Tonight, leading foreign policy experts assess President Obama's first year in office and the chief challenges that lie ahead: strengthening the nonproliferation regime, climate change, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Iran, and Afghanistan.

  • NATO-Russia: Partners for the Future

    NATO-Russia: Partners for the Future

    Three months ago, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen presented the basis for a new strategic partnership with Russia, laying out the specific areas where practical cooperation could be extended. Now, the Secretary General comes to Moscow, reaffirming the preeminence of NATO-Russia cooperation on the Alliance’s agenda.

  • Is Russia Losing the Caucasus?

    Is Russia Losing the Caucasus?
    • December 15, 2009 —  Washington, D.C.

    The North Caucasus looks and feels more and more like Russia’s neighbor than a constituent part of the state. As the people in the region have become disappointed in local leaders and the Kremlin, many of them turn to Islam as their last hope to achieve structure and peace.

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