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October 7, 2008

Financial Markets
Russia, global lender of last resort? Will Russia bail out the hedge fund of the North ...

A few years ago, analysts looking at the same data that Dr. Krugman highlighted started to call the US a hedge fund. It borrowed short-term in dollars, providing the world wit a safe liquid asset (or…

November 24, 2008

Development
Russia and the Global Economic Crisis

Russia’s toughest economic challenge since the collapse of 1998 could lead it to a less confrontational foreign policy and a loss of international standing, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

September 20, 2008

Financial Markets
Finance as foreign policy (Russia, 2008)

American commentators have argued that Russia’s current financial difficulties are evidence that Russia’s participation in the global financial system constrains Russian geopolitical adventurism. …

January 13, 2011

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Next Steps in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Cooperation

Following U.S. ratification of the New START arms control treaty with Russia, Rose E. Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, and Micah Zenko discuss the next steps in U.S. and Russian nuclear cooperation, in pa…

January 13, 2011

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Next Steps in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Cooperation

Following U.S. ratification of the New START arms control treaty with Russia, join Rose E. Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, and Micah Zenko for a discussion of the next steps in U.S. and Russian nuclear c…

December 14, 2011

Elections and Voting
Why the Russian Protests Matter

Russia's December 4 parliamentary vote has prompted mass demonstrations over allegations of electoral fraud. The protests also stem from public frustration with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's decisi…

September 27, 2011

Elections and Voting
Putin’s Presidential Return

The potential return of Vladimir Putin to Russia’s presidency is viewed by many in the country as "a step backwards," says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich, and could reignite a more acerbic tone with Washi…

March 2, 2012

Russia
Russia Update

Related Readings: Why the Russian Protests Matter

August 13, 2012

Media
What’s at Stake in Putin’s Culture War

The trial of a punk band in Russia reflects the Putin regime’s hard-line opinions on political dissent, and those views are shaping its foreign policy, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

May 9, 2013

United States
Doubts Over U.S.-Russia Push for Syria Peace

New plans for another global summit on the Syrian crisis represent modest progress, but the real question is whether the Kremlin is willing to withdraw support for the Assad regime, says CFR’s Stephe…