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Arab Peace Initiative: A Primer and Future Prospects

March 2009

Born in the aftermath of both the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the Palestinian-Israeli war which had begun in late 2000 (commonly known as the “second intifada”), the Arab Peace...

U.S.-Russia Relations in the Aftermath of the Georgia Crisis

September 2008

Russia's invasion of Georgia last month seriously undermined peace and security in Europe for the first time in years.

The Fear Factor: Putin's Political Legacy

March 2008

Yes, the Putin era was good for most Russians. But it could have been better. Russia's presidential vote on March 2 will be the least competitive election in Russia's post-Soviet history.

Small Democratic Step

December 2007

Excerpt For the last eight years of Vladimir Putin's presidency, friends of mine who either worked for or were simply sympathetic to the Kremlin have argued at various times that Russia was a ...

New Russia, new threat

September 2007

Russia: Rebuilding the Iron Curtain

May 2007

As an eternal optimist, I have for decades been one of those who believed that Russia could make the transition from communism to democracy, a development which in turn would help to integrate...

U.S. Policy on Human Rights in Russia

February 2006

Now, the Russian government's s retreat from democracy, as well as its actions to undermine human rights protections have become regular topics in Washington, therefore our topic could not be more...

Re-engaging Russia and Russians: A New Agenda for American Foreign Policy

October 2004

U.S.-Russian relations are adrift. After a promising start, George W.

Russia's Transition to Democracy and U.S.-Russia Relations: Unfinished Business

September 2003

... Our hearing today is also intended to look at the current United States-Russia relationship.

Real Putin, The

July 2003

Who is Vladimir Putin?

How to Look Credible in Promoting Liberty

June 2003

George W. Bush wants Americans and the world to believe that the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime two months ago represented a defeat for tyranny and a victory for liberty.

How to Reinvigorate the Relationship

May 2003

To most analysts of international affairs, whether based in London, Moscow or Washington, President Vladimir Putin's behavior during the run up to the U.S.-led war in Iraq was very predictable....

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

U.S. Ignores Putin's Assults on Rights

February 2003

STANFORD -- In May 1988, President Reagan traveled to Moscow for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.

Generational Change in Russia

October 2002

For most of the 1990s, U.S. foreign-policy makers, analysts of Russia in the United States, and leaders of U.S.

Unfinished Business in Europe

September 2002

To make his case, [Bush] has a powerful historical experience to draw upon: the end of the Cold War.

Change the Focus on Iraq

September 2002

PALO ALTO, CALIF.A year ago, a group of terrorists from Saudi Arabia and Egypt attacked the United States using box cutters as their weapons and citing extremist versions of Islamic fundamentalism...

U.S.-Russian Relations After September 11th

February 2002

...Just about a year ago, this newly created Subcommittee opened its formal hearings with a look at the U.S.-European relationship.

Are Russians Undemocratic?

July 2001

The United States and Russia: Partners or Competitors?

October 2000

It has been nearly nine years since Russia embarked on ambitious reforms to establish a democratic political system and free-market economy.

Party Formation and Non-Formation in Russia

May 2000

A party system is an essential attribute of a democratic policy. No parties, no democracy.

Russia's Election: What Does It Mean?

July 1996

...After two rounds of voting, as you know, Boris Yeltsin was reelected President of Russia.

People

Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Seth Krummrich Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar
Djurdja Padejski Communications Manager, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL