Monthly Archives: October 2010

Will Republicans Chill U.S.-Russia Relations?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) If a small army of political Cassandras – pollsters, pundits, and party operatives – have it right, the results of the Nov. 2 midterm U.S. congressional elections will be a huge disappointment … Continue reading

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All In The Family (The Values Gap-3)

What do the following ten countries – Belgium, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom – have in common?  Well, they all are prosperous (if even a bit stagnant, as we in the U.S. … Continue reading

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All In The Family (The Values Gap-3)

What do the following ten countries – Belgium, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom – have in common?  Well, they all are prosperous (if even a bit stagnant, as we in the U.S. … Continue reading

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F.S.B.

The September/October 2010 issue of Foreign Affairs features an article, "Russia's New Nobility", written by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, the prominent Russian investigative journalists and editors of the Agentura.ru.  The topic of the article — which is said to be an adaptation from a … Continue reading

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The China Card

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Long gone are the times when aged and frail denizens of the Kremlin would go on a foreign trip only on special occasions: to sign a strategic arms control treaty or to … Continue reading

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The China Card

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Long gone are the times when aged and frail denizens of the Kremlin would go on a foreign trip only on special occasions: to sign a strategic arms control treaty or to … Continue reading

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Pravda On The Potomac-19 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In September 2010)

Regular readers of this Pravda on the Potomac sequel know that I usually avoid criticizing the Washington Post for not writing about something happening in Russia.  After all, there could be multiple reasons, in addition to purely ideological, preventing the Post from … Continue reading

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