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The Compatriots

As relations between the United States and Soviet Union fluctuated, New York City became a hub for Soviet and Russian activity, including diplomats, spies, and sympathizers alike. Russian journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan trace the legacy Moscow has left behind in Manhattan streets and beyond.

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Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Morningstar quoted in The Economist on Russia’s rising gas supply

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Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Katz joins KVCR to discuss Russia in the Middle East

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Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

A frozen conflict may be Ukraine’s best option

Many hoped President Zelenskyy's April 2019 election could break the deadlock in peace talks with Russia. However, it now looks like the best Ukraine can expect is a transition from hot war to frozen conflict. That may not be such a bad outcome, argues James Brooke.

UkraineAlert by James Brooke

Conflict Russia

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Is Belarus Putin’s next target?

Vladimir Putin has been turning up the pressure on Belarus in recent months as Moscow seeks to move forward with plans to merge the country into a so-called Union State with Russia, but Minsk is proving evasive. Will Belarus be the scene of Putin's next big foreign policy adventure?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Cohen joins CNBC to discuss Putin’s constitutional reforms

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Political Reform Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Cohen speaks to CNBC about Putin’s constitutional shakeup

As Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev handed in his resignation on January 16, Dr. Ariel Cohen, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, speaks to CNBC about what Putin’s recent proposed constitutional shakeup means for Russia’s future political landscape. Related reading More about our expert

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Democratic Transitions Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Fried quoted in Axios World about Putin’s constitutional shakeup

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Democratic Transitions English

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Aslund cited in TASS Russian press review

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Rule of Law Russia

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Think again

In a recent National Interest article, George Beebe dismisses US policy on Ukraine as “steeped in illusions” and argues for a “sensible alternative.” It is a nice try, but what he comes up with does not pass muster.

Long Take by John E. Herbst

Conflict NATO

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Putin makes changes as Russia stagnates

With Putin’s presidential term set to end in 2024 and parliamentary elections to take place in late 2021, Medvedev’s resignation and Putin’s proposed changes come at a time when the Russian president is looking to secure a possibly uncertain political future.

UkraineAlert by Michael Newton

Politics & Diplomacy Russia