Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Swap: Replacing Jackson-Vanik With Magnitsky?

By writing my previous post, I didn't want to create an impression that anti-Russian forces in the United States have suddenly disappeared — or switched gears to establishing a Society of Russian-American Fraternal Love.  What I meant was that in the absence of … Continue reading

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For Russia, No News Is Good News

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Russia seems to be losing its status as a major newsmaker in the U.S. media.  Take, for instance, the influential Washington Post.  Since the beginning of June, the newspaper has published only three … Continue reading

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Presumption of Failure

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) What was Russian President Dmitry Medvedev thinking when he decided to make judicial reform and the fight against corruption signature issues of his first presidential term?  He could have chosen something more … Continue reading

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Arrested Development

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) During his recent news conference, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was widely expected to announce that he had decided to run for a second term.  Medvedev, however, defied the expectations and restricted himself to his … Continue reading

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