Category Archives: u.s.-russia relations

Obama and Clinton to Moscow by Spring? Or Kremlin Zakazukha?

A few news sources are reporting that Hillary Clinton will visit Russia soon after the US Senate confirms her Secretary of State nomination. The Georgian Daily Times, quoting Itar-Tass, reports that David Siefkin, the Press Attache at the U.S. Embassy … Continue reading

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Inaugural Impressions and Obama Administration Profile: Michael McFaul

After braving the fu#$ing cold DC weather to watch President Obama’s inauguration, here are some choice passages from Obama’s speech that have possible Russia implications: “With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat…” … Continue reading

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A Suggestion for President-elect Obama

For those of you who haven’t been to President-elect Obama’s transition website yet, it includes a feature that allows ordinary citizens – or at least those with internet access – to submit their ideas on any policy issue. I’m curious … Continue reading

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A Debate on Russia

On Fareed Zakaria’s GPS this Sunday, the show led with a debate between two Russia experts – Prof. Stephen Cohen of NYU and Amb. Nicholas Burns of Harvard. Here is their exchange:

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Medvedev at CFR

Yesterday, amidst the G20 meeting in Washington, Pres. Medvedev found time to speak before the Council on Foreign Relations, where he addressed the future of US-Russian relations. Here is the CFR’s write-up on the event, and below is the video … Continue reading

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