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Poroshenko, Groysman To Speak At YES Meeting In Kyiv

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Ukrinform News
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will deliver a speech at the opening of the plenary sessions of the annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES), which will be held at the Mystetsky Arsenal in Kyiv on September 13-15, according to the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

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Our September Movers & Shakers

featuring Michael McFaulvia Nob Hill Gazette
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Talk about timely: McFaul’s book released this summer, “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia,” comes as new developments in the fraught U.S.- Russia relationship continue unfurl. McFaul, who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, is now a Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

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U.S. Foreign Correspondents Once Shaped America’s World View; Now Russian, Chinese Replacements Do

quoting Markos Kounalakisvia World Tribune
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The American foreign correspondent began to disappear as U.S. media outlets began cutting and shutting down overseas bureaus in the late 1990s into the 2010s. That left much of the reporting on global news to state-run and far from free media outlets in places like Russia and China.

In the News

Sanctions On Russia: The Risks For Western Business

quoting Michael McFaulvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The impact of sanctions on Russia -- imposed in response to the Kremlin's annexation of Crimea in 2014 -- has been 'much more moderate than those who imposed them intended,' according to the author of a new book, Russia's Response to Sanctions.

In the News

U.S. Special Envoy Volker To Visit Ukraine This Week, Speak At YES Annual Event

mentioning Niall Ferguson, Michael McFaulvia Interfax-Ukraine
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker is visiting Ukraine this week and is scheduled to speak at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting in Kyiv.


New Challenges In Global Politics: A Russian Perspective

by Igor Ivanovvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The world is going through a very complicated and dangerous period in its development. One does not need to be an expert on global politics or have access to exclusive sources of information to arrive at this obvious conclusion–all you have to do is flick through the latest issue of a newspaper or watch the news on TV.

Analysis and Commentary

John Bolton Is Right To Call Out The International Criminal Court's Political Agenda

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

National security adviser John Bolton stirred the international waters this week by calling out the International Criminal Court for what it is and has always been — a political institution with an agenda, clothed in the finery of judicial robes. 


The Influence of Current Demographic Processes on International Relations and International Security: The Russian Take

by Anatoly Vishnevskyvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

One of the key developments in 20th and 21st century history has been the demographic revolution, or demographic transition, which radically changed the course of fundamental demographic processes involving the birth rate, mortality and migration. Demographic change affects the international situation both directly and indirectly, through the social processes experienced by all societies which embrace this change.


Russia and the Solecism of Power

by David Hollowayvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Nearly every discussion about Russia raises three questions: Who is to blame?  What is to be done?  And where is Russia heading?  This paper focuses on the third question, though the other two cannot be ignored entirely. Now is a particularly appropriate time to ask where Russia is headed, for the world is undergoing profound and rapid transformation at several levels. We are witnessing dramatic technological changes. These processes of change and transformation – technological, economic, demographic, and climatic – present great challenges for governance at all levels.  

Analysis and Commentary

Kevin McKenna On Solzhenitsyn, The Soviet Union, And In The First Circle

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 10, 2018

Russian Literature Professor Kevin McKenna of the University of Vermont talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the life and times of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. This is the opening episode of the EconTalk Book Club for Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece In the First Circle: The First Uncensored Edition. A subsequent episode to air in the next few weeks discusses the book itself.