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March 3, 2006

Sestanovich: Russia’s Attitude toward Iran Seen Decisive in Measuring Policy

The project director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force report on U.S. policy toward Russia says a major test of Moscow’s relations with the West will be how it handles the t…

June 29, 2006

Energy and Climate Policy
Testimony to Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you and your colleagues for the invitation to join you in today’s hearing on Russia and Russian-American relations. Your discussion of these questions is important and t…

May 24, 2007

Elections and Voting
Colton: Putin Likely to Remain Powerful Figure After 2008

Timothy J. Colton, a leading expert on Russia, says even though Vladimir Putin will step down as president in 2008 he is likely to maintain a major role in Russia’s leadership.

February 22, 2008

United States
Russia Update (Video Highlight)

Watch experts discuss domestic politics in Russia ahead of upcoming presidential elections as well as the future of U.S.-Russia relations.

February 22, 2008

United States
Russia Update: 2008

JACK F. MATLOCK JR.:  All right.  Welcome to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting.  Please remember to turn off all your cell phones, BlackBerrys and other wireless devices.  And I would l…

March 7, 2008

Kupchan: Recognizing Kosovo Least Bad Option for United States

Interview: CFR’s Charles A. Kupchan says recognizing Kosovo as independent is the best pragmatic solution from a list of bad options.

April 7, 2008

Kupchan: NATO Summit Shows Growing Difficulties in Reaching Solidarity in Western Alliance

Charles A. Kupchan, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University, says the just-concluded NATO summit illustrates the changes taking place in the alliance, where it will become increas…

February 26, 2008

Elections and Voting
Sestanovich: Behind the Scenes ‘Warfare’ As Russia Awaits Putin Successor

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says despite the stage-managed appearance of Russia’s political transition, jockeying among power factions is taking place behind the scenes.

April 24, 2008

Fuller: Russia May be Seeking ‘Joint State’ of Abkhazia-Georgia

Elizabeth Fuller, an expert on Georgian affairs, says Russia may be promoting joint states as a solution to some frozen conflicts in its sphere of influence.

May 12, 2008

United States
Joffe: Europeans Want Continued U.S. Involvement in the Middle East

Josef Joffe, an expert on European and U.S. politics, notes unparalleled European interest in the U.S. presidential campaigns--and unrealistic expectations as well.