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June 1, 2011

Russia
The U.S.-Russia Missile Defense Impasse

At their meeting in Deauville May 25, Russian President Medvedev and U.S. President Obama remained stalled on missile defense cooperation and Russia’s bid to join the WTO, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanov…

January 27, 2011

China
China’s Human Rights Puzzle

Despite urging from President Obama and rising discontent at home, President Hu is only nodding to human rights, says CFR’s Jerome A. Cohen, but if China’s domestic pressure becomes strong enough,…

November 19, 2010

Russia
Kinder, Gentler U.S.-Russia Mood at NATO Summit

The NATO summit in Lisbon today occurs in a climate of warmer U.S.-Russia relations, with Russia seeking ways to cooperate with the alliance on missile defense and Afghanistan, says CFR expert Stephe…

June 24, 2010

United States
Russia’s Courtship of Silicon Valley

CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich says Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s meetings in Silicon Valley represent the most interesting development of his U.S. trip, which culminates with a Washington summit wh…

March 16, 2010

Russia
In Moscow Talks, Iran Looms

With hopes high that strategic nuclear arms talks are wrapping up, Russia’s position on new UN sanctions on Iran will likely figure prominently in U.S. Secretary of State Clinton’s trip to Moscow thi…

March 11, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Confronting a Nuclear Tipping Point

The idea of nuclear disarmament is gaining traction internationally, but countries supporting it must counter the nuclear proliferation risk created by Iran and North Korea, and make sure disarmament…

December 23, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Nuclear Agenda Rising to Top of World Issues in 2010

A CFR expert on nuclear issues, Paul Lettow says President Obama’s agenda will be heavily tilted toward nuclear issues in 2010. He says this is "the ideal moment for strong American leadership on the…

January 7, 2008

Elections and Voting
Fuller: Despite Apparent Reelection, Saakashvili’s Popularity Not High

Elizabeth Fuller, an expert on Georgian affairs for RFE/RL, says Georgia’s president faces significant problems despite his apparent win in recent presidential elections.

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.

October 4, 2006

Russia
Sestanovich: Russia-Georgia Spat ’Part of a Much Bigger Confrontation’

Stephen Sestanovich, a Clinton administration expert on the former Soviet Union, says the crisis between Russia and Georgia plays to deep-seated fears in both countries and could build to the point w…