Tagged: Foreign Policy

Does Ukraine hold the key to Russia’s future?

Does Ukraine hold the key to Russia’s future?

The MIT World Policy Journal is celebrating its 25th anniversary by making access to its Fall 2008 journal for free until the end of November. The 25th anniversary issue looks ahead to the next...

Medvedev’s speech – world misses point

Medvedev’s speech – world misses point

Dmitry Medvedev gives his first annual state of the nation speech, and announces that he’d like to extend the Russian Presidential term from 4 to 6 years. So what does the world’s press write...

Russian Foreign Minister pulls Foreign Affairs article

Russian Foreign Minister pulls Foreign Affairs article

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has decided to pull an article from the next issue of the US-published Foreign Affairs journal. ¬ďAs a result of the excruciating and sluggish exchanges with the editors, the...

Joseph Nye – what Russia is doing wrong

Joseph Nye (the soft power guy) offers up four reasons why Russia will not be a major power in 2020: They are failing to diversify away from energy and develop a broad based economy...

Should Russia waste its money on nuclear weapons

Should Russia waste its money on nuclear weapons

Charlie Ganske at Russia Blog has a thoughtful post about whether Russia should focus its energies on maintaining a nuclear arsenal, or on preventing the breakup of the Motherland. Today’s Washington Times features a...

Russia demands OSCE reforms

Russia demands OSCE reforms

OSCE delegates are considering a raft of Russian proposals to make the organisation ‘more effective.’  Russia effectively held a gun to the OSCE’s head a year ago, when it threatened to withold it’s budget...

Russian – Chinese Wargames

Russian – Chinese Wargames

A joint Chinese-Russian military exercise is underway in the Russian Far East, the first between the two countries.  10,000 personnel are involved in an operation that is said to be one of humanitarian assistance:...

Censorship of English language Russian media?

Censorship of English language Russian media?

David McDuff points to what he sees as a trend towards censorship of English language translations of Russian media reports. With the Kremlin’s increasing stranglehold on the flow of information out of Russia, it’s...