Monthly Archives: December 2010

One, Two, Three, START

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Many expected it would be very close, but it wasn’t.  In the end, 13 Republicans joined 56 Democrats and two Independents to vote for the ratification of New START, a nuclear arms control … Continue reading

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A New Washington Power Couple: Ileana And John

Sometime ago, I argued that there were no signs of a unified, organized, opposition among Congressional Republicans to President Obama's Russia policy.  Yet I warned that a noisy anti-Russian "front" may soon emerge in the House of Representatives, thanks to the ascension of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to … Continue reading

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A New Washington Power Couple: Ileana And John

Sometime ago, I argued that there were no signs of a unified, organized, opposition among Congressional Republicans to President Obama's Russia policy.  Yet I warned that a noisy anti-Russian "front" may soon emerge in the House of Representatives, thanks to the ascension of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to … Continue reading

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Geopolitics For Dummies: What Does The Collapse Of The Soviet Union Really Mean?

Regardless of how one would characterize the collapse of the Soviet Union — as the "greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century" or just its "major geopolitical disaster" — everyone appears to agree that it was one of the 20th century's most fateful geopolitical events.  Russia's Prime … Continue reading

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Geopolitics For Dummies: What Does The Collapse Of The Soviet Union Really Mean?

Regardless of how one would characterize the collapse of the Soviet Union — as the "greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century" or just its "major geopolitical disaster" — everyone appears to agree that it was one of the 20th century's most fateful geopolitical events.  Russia's Prime … Continue reading

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Russia, The Gentle Giant?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) At the end of November, a number of seemingly unrelated but important messages came out of different branches of the Russian government.  Taken together, they may signal a shift in the way … Continue reading

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Russia, The Gentle Giant?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) At the end of November, a number of seemingly unrelated but important messages came out of different branches of the Russian government.  Taken together, they may signal a shift in the way … Continue reading

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