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A Still Darker Russia
Russia’s future is as uncertain as ever, writes Arkady Ostrovsky. (The Economist, 12/28/2009) Read More...


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Gorbachev and the End of the Cold War
The Soviet establish made a mistake to discount the role of economic power and soft power in its policies. Read More...


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Eastern Partnership: The West's Final Assault On the Former Soviet Union
Energy concerns primarily drive the European Union's advance into Asia, and not without offering a crushing blow to Russia's 'satellite-style' influence in Eurasia. By Rick Rozoff. (The Centre for R... Read More...


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U.S., Russia Must Lead on Arms Control
The article underlines the crucial role of US and Russia in lowering the level of nuclear weapons in the world and the importance of the "Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty." By Brent Scowcroft, Joseph Nye... Read More...


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Nuclear Russia: ‘Zero’ Possibility
Nuclear weapons continue to play a vital role in Russia’s defense, security, foreign and even domestic policies, but Moscow should nevertheless at least embark on the Global Zero path, says Simon Sara... Read More...


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Two First Steps on Nuclear Weapons
What is needed is nothing less than a change in the strategic relationship between the two major nuclear powers — in their own interests and in the cause of world peace. By Mikhail Gorbachev (The New ... Read More...


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Afghanistan Is the New Afghanistan
The war in Afghanistan has been compared to America's failure in Vietnam, however, this article suggests that its closer to the Soviet's involvement in Afghanistan when it invaded in 1989. (Foreign Po... Read More...


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Turkey and Armenia: Soccer Diplomacy Shifting Rules are Creating a Zero-Sum Game
Soccer diplomacy in the Caucasus has potential for easing the tense relationship between Armenia and Turkey. However, both countries have conflicting interests in Azerbaijan that have brought rapproch... Read More...


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Russia Sparks Energy Paranoia
The current paranoia over Russian expansion threatens to turn into outright hysteria as news emerges that a Russian company has acquired one-fifth of a Hungarian refinery. (By: Jeremy Druker, ISN 4/3/... Read More...


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International Law and SO/Abkhazian Independence
Liakhov provides background into international law regarding secessionist movements in order to demonstrate that international law does not “preclude Abkhazia and South Ossetia from becoming independe... Read More...


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Moscow's Security Plans Face Reality Check
Russia renews pledges to prop up its bilateral strategic partnership with China and strengthen a post-Soviet security alliance in a thinly veiled attempt to counter alleged western influence in Centra... Read More...


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Comparing the U.S. and Soviet Experiences in Afghanistan
The current conflict in Afghanistan may hold parallels to the Soviet's war in the 1980s, especially with regard to Pakistan's role as a safe haven. However, there are many substantial differences betw... Read More...


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The Centre for International Governance Innovation: Afghanistan: Looking Forward
Though the situation in Afghanistan is grave, it is far from hopeless. In an attempt to find a way forward, author Ronald E. Neumann analyzes the specific issues which must be addressed for the Afghan... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: David Satter
IA-Forum Interview: David Satter
IA-Forum speaks with David Satter, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, about Barack Obama’s recent visit to Moscow. By Marina Grushin (07/24/2009) Read More...


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Russia and the Perils of Personal Diplomacy
Four experts on Russia assess the importance of Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev developing a personal bond and discuss the historical ties between the leaders of the United States and Russia. (The Ne... Read More...


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United States-Russia: last stop before the summit
Political commentator Andrei Fedyashin analyzes the prospects of Russia and the United States reaching an agreement to replace the START I treaty. (RIA Novosti, 06/22/2009) Read More...


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A Good Time to Stop Butting Heads
There has always been an acute shortage of optimism in Russia. It could be because of the country's harsh climate or its troubled history, writes Andrei Kortunov (The Moscow Times, 05/13/2009 ) Read More...


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Assessing the Russian Economy
Commentators share their thoughts on the state of the Russian economy and the influence of the Kremlin and respond to the statement: For in reality, Russian financial confidence is solely the resul... Read More...


Positive-Sum Politics
Positive-Sum Politics
Winner of the IA-Forum 2009 Spring Student Essay Competition, author examines the U.S. - Russian relationship. By Daniel Hemel. (01/31/2009) Read More...


The Future of Russia-U.S. Relations
The Future of Russia-U.S. Relations
Paper that explores the Russia-U.S. relationship and its future. (2nd Place Winner of the 2009 IA-Forum Essay Competition). By Jerrod Vaughan. (01/31/2009) Read More...


Rebuilding America’s Relationship with Russia: Past Problems and Future Prescriptions
Rebuilding America’s Relationship with Russia: Past Problems and Future Prescriptions
Paper that explores the U.S.-Russian relationship and prescribes steps to strengthen it. (3rd place Winner, IA-Forum Essay Competition). By Morgan Cohen. (01/31/2009) Read More...


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The Oligarchs in the Government
Corruption has become Russia's most profitable business. According to experts, the corruption market is worth $300 billion annually. By Kirill Kabanov. (The Moscow Times, 04/26/2009) Read More...


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Special Report: NATO at Sixty
With NATO turning 60 this year, IA-Forum presents commentary and analysis from fifteen experts on the key issues now facing the organization and asks what the future holds for the alliance. (IA-Forum... Read More...


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Drunken Nation: Russia’s Depopulation Bomb
Since 1992, Russia’s human numbers have been progressively dwindling. This slow motion process now taking place in the country carries with it grim and potentially disastrous implications, writes Nich... Read More...


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NATO's Political Demarche
Russia's heated reaction to the NATO-sponsored training exercises planned for next month near Tbilisi has added unnecessary strain to Moscow's relations with the West, argues Alexander Golts. (The Mos... Read More...


European Ballistic Missile Defense: Competing Interests and Reluctant Partners
European Ballistic Missile Defense: Competing Interests and Reluctant Partners
Author provides analysis of the European Ballistic Missile Defense issue and its impact on the key players involved. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina. (03/24/2009) Read More...


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Turkey and Russia on the Rise
Although Turkey and Russia face many of the same challenges, their national interests are sources of competition rather than common ground. By Reva Bhalla, Lauren Goodrich and Peter Zeihan. (Stratfor ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Jeffrey Mankoff
IA-Forum Interview: Jeffrey Mankoff
IA-Forum speaks with Jeffrey Mankoff, Associate Director of International Security Studies at Yale University and author of Russian Foreign Policy: the Return of Great Power Politics, about Russia’s r... Read More...


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The last days of the oligarchs?
As the economic crisis deepens, Russian oligarchs are being stripped of the wealth and power they accumulated in post-Soviet years. By Andrew E. Kramer. (International Herald Tribune, 3/7/2009) Read More...


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The Financial Crisis and the Six Pillars of Russian Strength
Rather than counting on a strong financial sector to ensure domestic strength and stability, Russia relies on six traditional pillars of power-- its geography, politics, social system, natural resour... Read More...


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