<b>Two days ago Victoria Nuland, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State [for European and Eurasian Affairs], arrived on an official visit to Ukraine. And, as usual, new information was brought to the Ukrainian authorities.</b>
Traditionally, these informative messages are served in the form of an incentive-warning, to [Read more]
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev doesn’t like to talk to journalists. But then he’s a member of the narrow circle of the country’s top leadership. For nearly 10 years, from 1998 to 2008, Patrushev was head of the FSB.* And since Dmitri Medvedev’s accession to the presidency, he’s been the [Read more]
It’s time now to give up the obsession with finding a weak link in the Euro-Atlantic union. This world order will be here for a long time.
<b>When it comes to overcoming the conflict in Syria, U.S. President Obama and his Russian colleague Putin are not being exactly clever. They are increasing the risk of armed engagement — without really wanting to do so.</b>
A couple of weeks ago, high above the beaches of Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin [Read more]
The situation will continue in its current form until Obama leaves office.
With every passing day, pro-Russian Ukrainian militants, flanked on the field by the Russian army, cut up a little more of the unhappy country that is Ukraine. They grow the pseudo-state that they have carved out in the eastern part of the country. Without mincing words, we must describe this reality for what it is: [Read more]
<i>The Kremlin’s Washington lobbyists are pros and amateurs.</i>
Recently, a regiment of Kremlin lobbyists arrived in Washington. Two senators — Trent Lott, the former Republican Senate majority leader who left the Senate in 2007, and Democrat John Breaux, who left the Senate in 2005 — now represent the [Read more]
As the political and security trends of the 21st century change, they will follow two primary developments. The first is the course of action America will take in battling terrorism, and the second is the geopolitical and geoeconomic competition between major powers. However, with the great financial crisis, it seems [Read more]
The year 2014 will go down in history as the year of a sharp downturn in relations between Russia and the West. The modifier “sharp” describes the qualitative change of the dimensions of mistrust in both scope and depth. The mistrust — not only toward the actions of the adversary, who is at all levels [Read more]
The current U.S.-Russia conflict is different from that of the last century. The rivalry between the two goes beyond politics: This is a clash between two people, and mediation is impossible.