October 30, 2007Iran
Andrew C. Kuchins, an expert on Russia, says Russian officials are working hard to “to talk the Iranians down and out of a nuclear weapons program” despite worsening U.S.-Russian relations.
December 11, 2007Elections and Voting
Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says President Vladimir Putin’s choice for a successor, Dmitri Medvedev, is a relative “liberal.”
February 26, 2008Elections and Voting
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.
July 2, 2008Russia
Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says that after two months as Russia’s new president, Dmitri Medvedev "has not replaced Putin as president. He’s only assumed the title."