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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.

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…

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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September 7, 2018

Russia
Putin Is Sneaking Up on Europe From the South

This article was originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on August 31, 2018. The first big battles between the U.S. military and the Wehrmacht during World War II were not actually in Europ…

Vladimir Putin at Navy Day with Defense Minister and Admiral

August 28, 2018

United States
Scoop Jackson and John McCain

In the course of my career I've had the great privilege of working for Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson and knowing John McCain, two of the most consequential senators of the last seventy-five years. And the…

August 27, 2018

Russia
Russia Wants a Deal with the United States on Cyber Issues. Why Does Washington Keep Saying No?

On at least three occasions in the last two years, Russia has proposed cybersecurity cooperation with the United States only to be told no. Here are three reasons why. 

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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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August 16, 2018

Germany
Nord Stream 2: Is Germany ‘Captive’ to Russian Energy?

President Trump has targeted Germany over its supposed dependence on Russian natural gas, and the proposed Nord Stream 2 is dividing the EU. What’s in store for Europe’s pipeline politics?

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August 14, 2018

United States
The Unconstrained Presidency: Checks and Balances Eroded Long Before Trump

This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs.  In the age of Donald Trump, it often feels as though one individual has the power to chart the United States’ course in the world all by …

August 13, 2018

Russia
Did Russia Really Dump Its U.S. Debt?

“Russia dumped 84% of its American debt,” blared a July CNN headline. Russian central-bank head Elvira Nabiullina said the sales were just part of “diversifying the entire structure of currencies…

Did Russia Really Dump Its U.S. Debt?