Monthly Archives: March 2009

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A few weeks ago, I suggested that Russian president Dmitry Medvedev should firmly "insert" himself into the cockpit of the jet of U.S.-Russia relations by presenting his in-depth views on all major aspects of the relationship. He did.  But instead of giving an extended interview to … Continue reading

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Midlife Crises

Sometime ago, I promised to myself not to write about Russia's "democratic opposition."  There are so many real things in the world.  Why waste time on political egomaniacs whose major declared goal is to "dismantle the illegitimate Putin–Medvedev regime"?  But the news that Boris Nemtsov is … Continue reading

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Cooperation A La Carte?

As the first one-on-one meeting between Presidents Obama and Medvedev is approaching, voices of those who oppose the thaw in U.S.-Russia relations are getting louder. While Russia’s hardliners have so far kept mum on the subject, the job of torpedoing … Continue reading

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Cooperation A La Carte?

As the first one-on-one meeting between Presidents Obama and Medvedev is approaching, voices of those who oppose the thaw in U.S.-Russia relations are getting louder. While Russia’s hardliners have so far kept mum on the subject, the job of torpedoing … Continue reading

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Pravda On The Potomac-2 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In February 2009)

Fish rot from their head, according to a popular Russian saying.  I remembered this wisdom when reading Fred Hiatt's February 8 editorial, "A Russia Reality Check."  Sitting at this year's Munich Security Conference, Hiatt got terrified by the prospect that the … Continue reading

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