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Still Standing

by Stephen Kotkinvia Times Literary Supplement
Friday, July 10, 2020
Cemeteries are full of presidents for life. Whistling past the graveyard last week, Vladimir Putin forced through a plebiscite to zero out the constitutional limits on his rule.
Analysis and Commentary

China, Russia Aren’t Putting Plans To Exploit Antarctica’s Resources On Ice

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, July 9, 2020

New York continues to slowly open up after being the nation’s hottest of COVID-19 hotspots while the incidence in Brazil spikes, and cases explode in Latin America and South Asia. There is one place, however, that has been far from infections and safe from the need for serology testing: Antarctica.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Would Do Anything For Putin. No Wonder He’s Ignoring The Russian Bounties.

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Russia’s pattern of hostility matches Trump’s pattern of accommodation.


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, June 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "Putin's best-laid plans for lifetime rule."

Analysis and Commentary

The US Could Learn From How Eastern Europe Treats Its Soviet Oppressors’ Statues

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, June 26, 2020

Statues and monuments — from Columbus to Confederates, presidents to priests — are heatedly being removed, defaced or destroyed. Police actions and popular protests have rekindled debates over American history that can be informed by how other countries have managed their tortured pasts and controversial memorials.


Putin's Best-laid Plans For Lifetime Rule

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Friday, June 26, 2020
Vladimir Putin cannot afford to be an ex-president. Any successor will blame him for all that is wrong in Russia. There would be a mad dash to recoup (divide) his billions stashed offshore. He might even face international courts on charges of state murder.
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Stephen Kotkin: China, Russia, And American Freedom | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Stephen Kotkin Discusses China, Russia, And American Freedom.

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GoodFellows: Condoleezza Rice On COVID, Russia, And Putin

interview with Condoleezza Rice, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This week on GoodFellows, we tackle a very complex geopolitical topic: Russia and the effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on that country’s economy, internal politics, international relations and aspirations, and ability to influence other countries and regions. To help us, we are fortunate to have one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, someone who has years of direct experience in dealing with Russia and with Vladimir Putin himself: Hoover fellow (and soon to be director of the Hoover Institution) Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and national security director under George W. Bush.

Analysis and Commentary

Russia Claims It Will Have A Covid-19 Vaccine In Production By September

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Monday, June 22, 2020

According to TASS, a spokesperson for a Russian state medical institute (Gamalei Institute) claims that they will have a coronavirus vaccine ready for production in September. The Institute is working together with a medical lab of the defense department. Clinical trials have been underway starting in June and will be completed by August at which time the vaccine will be registered with the appropriate authorities. The vaccine will be ready for use before the end of 2020.

In the News

In The Name Of The Communist Ideal

cited Timothy Garton Ashvia International View Point
Monday, June 15, 2020

One of the received ideas that became a ‘truth’ after the fall of the Berlin Wall was that the Soviet bloc’s populations cursed communism, yet obeyed it slavishly. In fact, many social movements within the Eastern bloc had long aspired to genuine socialism. The collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989-1991 is still portrayed as a collection of simplistic clichés. British political analyst Timothy Garton Ash says that ‘in 1989 Europeans proposed a new model of non-violent, velvet revolution’, a reverse image of that of the storming of the Winter Palace in October 1917.