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Category Archives: elections
I have been trying to write this post for two weeks now, but the issue seems to morph and expand on a daily basis. I did not want to write a ‘hot take’ that characterizes the majority of campaign coverage … Continue reading
A number of recent events in Russia show that the 2012 Russian presidential election campaign is in full swing. In keeping with true Russian style, this campaign is aimed not at a mass Russian audience, but rather the political/economic elites involved … Continue reading
A lot of ink is spilled over this question in Western – especially American and British – media outlets and think tanks. The meme is so pervasive that it is nearly impossible to discuss Russia without at least one reference … Continue reading
As Secretary of State Clinton prepares to sit down with Foreign Minister Lavrov tomorrow in Geneva, hopefully someone on her staff will point out two largely unnoticed pieces of legislation introduced by Pres. Medvedev last week. The legislation reforms … Continue reading
Update: not really an update, but over at The National Interest, William Hill makes the argument that the U.S. response to Russia’s conflict with Georgia has been counterproductive, and makes some recommendations on how we should structure relations with Russia. … Continue reading