David Satter

David Satter


David Satter was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 2003 to 2008. Satter is currently at the Hudson Institute. More info is available here.

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Analysis and Commentary

Putin Changes Jobs – And Russia

by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 9, 2008

Dmitri Medvedev was sworn in Wednesday as president of the Russian Federation in the Great Kremlin Palace...

Right and Wrong in Russia

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The moral and spiritual malaise of a great nation. By David Satter.

Analysis and Commentary


by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin put an end to endless speculation Monday and tapped Dmitry Medvedev, a first deputy prime minister, to succeed him...

Putin Needed to Hear It

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 19, 2007

If President Bush told his recent Russian houseguest a few uncomfortable truths, then Bush was only behaving as a friend. By David Satter.

In the News

Never Speak to Strangers

by David Sattervia Weekly Standard
Monday, August 6, 2007

At 5 P.M., it became dark...

Analysis and Commentary

Cold War Relic

by David Sattervia National Review Online
Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Russian decision to suspend its participation in the treaty on conventional forces in Europe means that Russia will halt inspections of its military sites by NATO and no longer limit the number of its conventional weapons as it has been doing — at least in theory....

Analysis and Commentary

Putin's Soul

by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 29, 2007

When President George W. Bush meets Vladimir Putin this weekend at his father's home in Kennebunkport, he will be trying to improve relations with a Russia that is becoming increasingly dangerous to the security interests of the West....

Man of Failure

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Boris Yeltsin was the tool of Russia’s emancipation and of its descent back into authoritarianism. By David Satter.

Analysis and Commentary

The Soviet Gulag

by David Sattervia Spero News
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Not all the mechanisms of repression in unfree societies are violent...

Analysis and Commentary

Russia on Trial

by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

With the British demand that Andrei Lugovoi be extradited to face charges for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the first steps have been taken toward justice. More is at stake in this case, however, than the fate of one man...