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March 6, 2012

Elections and Voting
Will Putin’s Victory Change Russia?

Vladimir Putin’s reelection as president raises concerns over domestic reforms and relations with Washington. Russia’s future will be determined by Putin’s handling of opponents and whether oppositio…

December 13, 2011

Political Movements
Why Russian Protests Matter

The mass protests in Russia challenging the parliamentary vote reflect increasing hostility to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and have the potential to change Russian politics in a fundamental way, sa…

February 29, 2012

Russia
Russia: Politics, Protests, and the Presidential Election

Ahead of the Russian presidential elections on March 4, please join Leon Aron, Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., and Stephen Sestanovich to assess recent demonstrations of public discontent in the Russian str…

February 29, 2012

Russia
Russia: Politics, Protests, and the Presidential Election

Leon Aron, Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., and Stephen Sestanovich assess recent demonstrations of public discontent in the Russian streets and discuss the future of the country, its leaders, and U.S.-Russi…

May 31, 2011

International Organizations
BRICS, or Straw Men? Why the Next IMF Head Will Be European

France's Finance and Economy Minister Christine Lagarde shakes hands with Brazil's Central Bank President Alexandre Tombini during a meeting in Brasilia on May 30, 2011 (Ueslei Marcelino/ Cou…

BRICS, or Straw Men? Why the Next IMF Head Will Be European

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…

November 15, 2010

China
China’s Money – A Central Asian Tale

Want to know how much China’s money is changing the balance of forces on its periphery?  Back in January I blogged on “China’s Big Play in Central Asia.”  And by “big play” I meant simply that Chin…

China’s Money – A Central Asian Tale

September 30, 2005

Russia
Sestanovich: Key Question in Russia Is Who Will Succeed Putin in 2008?

Stephen R. Sestanovich, the Council’s top Russia expert, says he found on a recent trip to Russia that the overriding question is who will succeed Vladimir Putin as president when his constitutional …