Samuel Charap
(Foreign Affairs) (Article co-authored by Samuel Charap and Jeremy Shapiro) Later this month, the United States, Russia, key regional states, and other members of the international community will attend the Geneva II peace conference. In Washington, the debate rages on between the skeptics, who...
Stanislav Tkachenko
(Russia Direct) Before discussing the possible results and outcomes of the upcoming G8 Summit in Sochi in June 2014, it’s first important to analyze the results from the recent G20 Summit in St. Petersburg. The results of Russia’s chairmanship of the G20 should be analyzed in two distinct...
PONARS Eurasia
(Time) “For both groups, the security conditions in Sochi will come as something of a shock,” [Pavel] Baev says, like trying to maintain the Olympic spirit inside a “besieged fortress.” Over the past few years, Sochi’s residents have watched the walls of that fortress go up around them, as the...
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(The Jewish Voice) “Attacking the Sochi Olympics itself would be the ‘Holy Grail’ for one of these terrorist groups,” said Andrew Kuchins, who directs the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. He said, “Sochi has been virtually under...
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(Bloomberg) Attacks in Russia Raise Olympic Fears—Stratfor Vice President of Intelligence Fred Burton, Barnard College Professor & Chair of Political Science Kimberly Marten and Former Director of Homeland Security & Counterterrorism at CSIS Rick Nelson discuss what Russia can do to protect...
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(WNYC Radio/The TakeAway) Two suicide attacks in two days in the Russian city of Volgograd have left over 30 people dead and dozens injured. The first attack took place at a railway station over the weekend. The second happened on a bus early this morning. No one has claimed responsibility for the...
Andrey Makarychev
Here are three comments on the key political surprise of this fall: the release from jail of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his move to Germany. Efforts behind the scenes have continued for years. The usual suspects were involved: Schröder, Steinmeyer, Westerwelle, Helmut Schmidt, plus a whole chorus of...

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