It is time to move the global climate agenda forward by exploring alternative platforms for collaboration.
Though Russia’s relations with the West have deteriorated over 2012, it is important for Moscow and the Western countries to “rediscover” each other and to develop a strategic relationship.
The Obama administration must realize that no “foreign policy” issue will matter as much to global economic, political, and ultimately security conditions in the coming year as whether the United States can demonstrate that it is able to deal with its economic crisis.
Until recently, German-Russian relations were viewed as a model bilateral relationship. However, public opinion in Germany has grown increasingly critical of Vladimir Putin’s regime, and the German leadership can’t ignore this.
As Gazprom and a European Union commission go head to head over the Russian gas giant's aggressive moves in Eastern Europe, Russia may miss an opportunity to help itself.
The EU's Competition Commission recently decided to investigate whether Gazprom, the Russian gas company, had hindered competition in Eastern Europe by holding back gas deliveries.
The concept of nuclear disarmament as an essential condition for nuclear nonproliferation is again entering the realm of practical politics, but the movement toward nuclear disarmament is extremely difficult and fraught with great dangers.
The 2012 APEC summit took place in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok. Following this summit, the Carnegie Moscow Center and the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East organized a conference in Vladivostok dedicated to the Asia-Pacific security in the 21st century.
The Tajik leadership faces an urgent choice between fully embracing reform and continuing on its current failed track. Tajikistan’s decision will have very real implications for this troubled region.
While the regime in Turkmenistan remains the most authoritarian of all Central Asian states, its stability depends on the availability of financial resources coming from the gas sales.