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Russia To Blame For Violating Turkish Airspace

by Kori Schakevia Politico
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NATO must stand by Turkey in this moment of tension with Moscow.

In the News

Russian President Putin, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Meet To Discuss Syria

quoting Abbas Milanivia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 23, 2015

[Subscription required] Two sides herald new cooperation, but some believe alliance will be short-lived.

Analysis and Commentary

Russia’s Economic Stagnation

by Paul R. Gregoryvia National Review
Monday, November 23, 2015

Since the beginning of hostilities in Ukraine in February 2014, Vladimir Putin has assured the Russian people that any resulting economic hardship would be short and mild.

In the News

Can Barack Obama And Vladimir Putin Fix Syria Together?

quoting Michael McFaulvia Daily Beast
Sunday, November 22, 2015

After Paris, is there any chance Russia and the U.S. can find a way to get rid of Assad and concentrate on destroying ISIS? Two former ambassadors say the answer is complicated.

Stalin’s Man in London

by Stephen Kotkinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 20, 2015

The debacle of Yalta was prepared well before Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin convened in 1945.

Analysis and Commentary

Kori Schake At The Commonweath Club Of California

with Kori Schakevia Commonwealth Club
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake moderates a discussion with Garry Kasparov about the ascension of Vladimir Putin, a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB, to the presidency of Russia in 1999 (This might have been a signal that the country was headed away from democracy). Critics charge that the US and other leading world powers have continued to appease him, while Putin has grown into a dictator and a global threat.


Russia Cooks Its Defense Books

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Politico
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Moscow says it spends less than it does so that NATO will cut back too.

In the News

Intensified Sanctions May Work To Putin’s Advantage

mentioning Michael McFaulvia Financial Times
Monday, November 16, 2015

Sir, Garry Kasparov’s Winter is Coming, reviewed by John Thornhill in “A grandmaster calls on the west to rein in Russia” (November 9), is only part of an increased clamour for intensified sanctions against Moscow by many US presidential candidates and prominent figures such as Michael McFaul, the former US ambassador to Russia (New York Times, October 23).

In the News

World-Herald Editorial: Joint Effort Is Needed To Combat Cyberattacks

quoting Commander David Slaytonvia Omaha Daily Herald
Monday, November 16, 2015

When asked what is the highest immediate threat to U.S. security, CIA Director James Clapper has a ready reply.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "Incubus of Plague" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, November 13, 2015

This week on the show, we go all CNN on you and talk plane crashes: Will we ever know how a Russian airliner fell from the sky in Egypt?