Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Magic Of Numbers (Once Again About Anti-Americanism In Russia)

Will those who believe that former president Putin’s "nationalist foreign policy" has given rise to rampant anti-Americanism in Russia, please stand up? Wow, what a crowd! I already blogged on the topic back in January.  The hero of my post … Continue reading

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The Axis Of Indifference

There is pretty much a consensus among analysts that Russia is not figuring big as a factor in the presidential campaign in the United States.  And this is despite what Stephen Cohen has recently called "Russia’s singular capacity to endanger … Continue reading

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“G8 + 5 + 3”, “50 by 2050”, And The Kabuki Theater Of World Summits.

Originally posted to Instablogs (July 14, 2008) The annual meetings of world leaders, the so-called G8 summits, are often criticized for raising high expectations, but delivering few practical results.  Adding to this negative image is the very way the summits … Continue reading

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“G8 + 5 + 3”, “50 by 2050”, And The Kabuki Theater Of World Summits.

Originally posted to Instablogs (July 14, 2008) The annual meetings of world leaders, the so-called G8 summits, are often criticized for raising high expectations, but delivering few practical results.  Adding to this negative image is the very way the summits … Continue reading

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The Kremlin Foreign Policy, Updated

On July 15, President Medvedev approved "The Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation", a revision of a similar document signed by President Putin in 2000. The preamble of the Concept speaks about the need for reconsidering Russia’s foreign policy … Continue reading

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Time To Change The Messenger?

As President Medvedev is building up the foreign policy foundation of his presidency, eyes are also on Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov.  In June, Lavrov gave a major speech at the Deutsche Bank international conference in Moscow.  Some aspects of … Continue reading

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