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October 19, 2021

Cybersecurity
Why the United States Should Have Invited Russia to Join Counter-Ransomware Initiative

The Biden administration recently hosted a ransomware summit which excluded, the Russian government. The United States should have done more to involve Russia in ransomware negotiations.

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September 2, 2021

Eastern Europe
Putin and Lukashenko Talk Integration, German Elections Kick Off, and More

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko hold integration talks, Germany’s election season ramps up, and U.S. and Mexican officials hold a high-level economic me…

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February 15, 2018

Russia
Julia Ioffe on What Vladimir Putin Wants

The Atlantic's Julia Ioffe joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss Russian president Vladimir Putin's political goals.

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May 18, 2010

Economic Crises
A Conversation with Vladimir Yakunin

Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin discusses the future of transportation in Russia and the effects that the global recession has had on the country.

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May 18, 2010

Economic Crises
A Conversation with Vladimir Yakunin

Vladimir Yakunin is president of the state-run Russian Railways company. He is a former first secretary of the USSR's Permanent Representative Office at the United Nations and a former Russian deputy…

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April 26, 2016

Russia
Understanding Vladimir Putin's Strategic Thinking

Experts discuss Russia’s involvement in Ukraine and Syria, its relations with Europe and the United States, and what to expect from President Putin next.

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March 6, 2017

Russia
Vladimir Putin Has a Plan to Upend the Political Order of the Middle East. Spoiler Alert: It’s Working

While the United States has been consumed by domestic politics, Putin has built a bold new strategy—and carried it out.

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September 17, 2021

European Union
Merkel’s Legacy and the Future of Germany

With Chancellor Angela Merkel stepping down after sixteen years in office, the leadership of Germany, and the EU, is wide open. What is Merkel’s legacy, and what comes next?

March 5, 2012

Russia
Hello (Welcome Back): Vladimir Putin, Russian President

He’s baaaaaccck! Vladimir Putin, who stepped down in 2008 as Russia’s president after serving two terms, won yesterday’s Russian presidential election going away. He captured a reported 64 percent of…

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August 31, 2021

Nigeria
Nigeria and Russia Sign Military Cooperation Agreement

The Nigerian Embassy in Moscow announced last week the signing of a legal framework agreement that would provide for Russia to supply Nigeria with military equipment and training. The Agreement on Military-Technical Cooperation also provides for “after-sales services, training of personnel in respective educational establishments, and technology transfer.”

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) shake hands. Buhari wears traditional Islamic dress, while Putin is wearing a jacket and tie. A metal sign reading "Russia-Africa" is seen behind the two.