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Dec 19, 2011

Guest Post: Anya Schmemann on Russia’s Protests

People attend a sanctioned rally on a bridge near Bolotnaya square to protest violations at the parliamentary elections in Moscow on December 10, 2011. (Sergei Karpukhin/courtesy Reuters) When Vladi…

Mar 2017

Arctic
Arctic Imperatives

Overview "The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests," asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independ…

Apr 23, 2012

Defense and Security
Lukashenko-20120423 Guest Post: Anya Schmemann on Putting the Squeeze on Belarus

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko earlier this month released a prominent political opponent and his aide from prison. The move looks to have been in response to tough travel bans and asset f…

Mar 20, 2012

Defense and Security
education-national-security-task-force Guest Post: Anya Schmemann on the U.S. Education Reform and National Security Report

I had the great pleasure to spend the past two days at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  (Oskee Wow Wow!) To walk the Illinois campus is to see American education at its best. Whether …

Mar 1, 2012

Politics and Government
lindsay_russiaprotest_20120301 Guest Post: Anya Schmemann on Putin and Russia’s Election

Russian voters go to the polls this Sunday to pick their next president. The outcome looks to be a foregone conclusion: Vladimir Putin will likely win more than 50 percent of the vote, avoid a runoff…

Sep 2016

North Korea
A Sharper Choice on North Korea

A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force report, A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast Asia, finds that the United States’ policy of “strategic…

May 8, 2012

Defense and Security
Turkey-task-Force-20120508 Guest Post: Steven Cook and Anya Schmemann on the U.S.-Turkey Relations Task Force Report

On Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visited a Syrian refugee camp in southeastern Turkey and declared that the Assad regime’s days are numbered. Over the last few months, Turkey has take…

Mar 22, 2017

Arctic
An ice-free Northwest Passage is seen in this handout satellite photo from NASA U.S. Needs to Plan for Changes in the Arctic

The Arctic holds a grip on the public imagination as a frozen, remote, and inaccessible place – but the Arctic region is rapidly changing, and the United States would do well to take stock of the cha…

Nov 2, 2016

Russia
rtx2ntr7-1-min Facebook Live: Mosul, Duterte, and the Venezuela Crisis

On Monday, I sat down with my colleague Anya Schmemann, CFR’s communications director, to review some foreign policy events in the news. We discussed the Iraqi bid to retake Mosul from the Islamic St…

Nov 8, 2016

Brexit
erdogan-anya-schmemann-min Facebook Live: Brexit, Erdogan’s Crackdown, and South Korea’s Political Scandal

I sat down yesterday with my colleague Anya Schmemann, CFR’s communications director, to review some foreign policy events in the news. We discussed the British High Court’s ruling that the British P…