Be Careful What You Wish For, Mr. Putin

Be Careful What You Wish For, Mr. Putin

Stephen Crowley

Stephen Crowley

Stephen Crowley is a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a Professor of Politics at Oberlin College, where he is Chair of the programs in Russian & East European Studies, and Peace & Conflict Studies. He has written widely on labor politics and labor protest in Russia and Eastern Europe, including in the Donbass region of Ukraine. He is currently writing a book on labor politics in Putin’s Russia.
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Without the US to blame, Putin must face the sad state of Russia’s economy BY STEPHEN CROWLEY The stormy debate over the Russian computer hacks, the complicity of the Kremlin, and whether they threw the election for Trump will continue…

The Paradox of Russia’s Support for Trump

The Paradox of Russia’s Support for Trump

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Maxim Trudolyubov

Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV On the face of it, Russia is one of the few countries in the world that would have welcomed a triumph of Donald Trump, the U.S. president-elect. But the day of Russia’s first reactions to the news…

The Russian Question in St. Louis: “Why Did Hillary Go to This Debate?”

The Russian Question in St. Louis: “Why Did Hillary Go to This Debate?”

Sergey Parkhomenko

Sergey Parkhomenko

Sergey Parkhomenko is Russian journalist, publisher, and editorialist, founder of several projects aimed at developing civic activism and promoting liberal values in Russia. Former political reporter, commentator andat popular daily newspapers; founder and first editor-in-chief (1995-2001) of 'Itogi', Russia's first current affairs weekly, published in cooperation with Newsweek; editor-in-chiefof several publishing houses producing translated fiction andnon-fiction literature; editor-in-chief of 'Vokrug Sveta', Russia's oldestmonthly magazine. Since August 2003 Parkhomenko has been presenting 'Sut' Sobytyi' ('Crux of the Matter') on Radio Echo of Moscow, a weekly programme making sense of the events of the past week. Parkhomenko was instrumental in organizing mass rallies in Moscow in Winter 2011 – Spring 2012. He organized the 'Vse v sud!' ('Go to court!') a civic campaign helping people to file lawsuits against widespread election rigging. One of the founders of 'Dissernet' ('DissertationWeb'),a network community dedicated to exposure of dissertation plagiarism, and “Posledny Adres” ("Last Address") civil campaign helping people to create a collective memorial dedicated to the victims of political repression in the Soviet Union and Russia.
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By Sergey Parkhomenko Читать по русски In a Facebook post last week I bragged that I’d likely be traveling to St. Louis to see with my own eyes the second round of presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.…

Our Domestic Political Quandary on Russia

Our Domestic Political Quandary on Russia

E. Wayne Merry

E. Wayne Merry

Senior Fellow for Europe & Eurasia at American Foreign Policy Council
E. Wayne Merry is Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. He is widely published and a frequent speaker on topics relating to Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Balkans, European security and trans-Atlantic relations. In twenty-six years in the United States Foreign Service, he worked as a diplomat and political analyst specializing in Soviet and post-Soviet political issues, including six years at the American Embassy in Moscow, where he was in charge of political analysis on the breakup of the Soviet Union and the early years of post-Soviet Russia.He also served at the embassies in Tunis, East Berlin, and Athens and at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York.In Washington he served in the Treasury, State, and Defense Departments.In the Pentagon he was Regional Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia during the mid-Nineties.He also served at the Headquarters of the US Marine Corps and on Capitol Hill with the staff of the US Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He was later a program director at the Atlantic Council of the United States.He studied economics and political science at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), has an MPA from Princeton University’s Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and studied at the U.S. Army Russian Institute (Garmisch-Partenkirchen).A native Oklahoman, he lives in Virginia.
E. Wayne Merry

By Wayne Merry Among the casualties of American presidential politics is the prospect of improved relations with Russia. The absence of basic civility – on both sides – in the public rhetoric between Washington and Moscow mirrors the political vitriol…

In DNC’s Russia Controversy, Finger-pointing Trumps Analysis

In DNC’s Russia Controversy, Finger-pointing Trumps Analysis

E. Wayne Merry

E. Wayne Merry

Senior Fellow for Europe & Eurasia at American Foreign Policy Council
E. Wayne Merry is Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. He is widely published and a frequent speaker on topics relating to Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Balkans, European security and trans-Atlantic relations. In twenty-six years in the United States Foreign Service, he worked as a diplomat and political analyst specializing in Soviet and post-Soviet political issues, including six years at the American Embassy in Moscow, where he was in charge of political analysis on the breakup of the Soviet Union and the early years of post-Soviet Russia.He also served at the embassies in Tunis, East Berlin, and Athens and at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York.In Washington he served in the Treasury, State, and Defense Departments.In the Pentagon he was Regional Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia during the mid-Nineties.He also served at the Headquarters of the US Marine Corps and on Capitol Hill with the staff of the US Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He was later a program director at the Atlantic Council of the United States.He studied economics and political science at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), has an MPA from Princeton University’s Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and studied at the U.S. Army Russian Institute (Garmisch-Partenkirchen).A native Oklahoman, he lives in Virginia.
E. Wayne Merry

Many foreign countries sent diplomatic observers to our presidential nominating conventions. Russia did not, but a Russian image hovered over the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, from start to finish. Presumably, the last thing Hillary Clinton wanted to initiate her political…

American Politics Caught in a “Russian Trap”

American Politics Caught in a “Russian Trap”

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Maxim Trudolyubov

Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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Well-informed American friends once told me that a campaign that highlighted “getting along” with Russia and heaped praises on a Russian leader would be impossible in the United States. There is no constituency that wants it, I was told, and…

A “Trump Doctrine” on Russia and Ukraine?

A “Trump Doctrine” on Russia and Ukraine?

E. Wayne Merry

E. Wayne Merry

Senior Fellow for Europe & Eurasia at American Foreign Policy Council
E. Wayne Merry is Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. He is widely published and a frequent speaker on topics relating to Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Balkans, European security and trans-Atlantic relations. In twenty-six years in the United States Foreign Service, he worked as a diplomat and political analyst specializing in Soviet and post-Soviet political issues, including six years at the American Embassy in Moscow, where he was in charge of political analysis on the breakup of the Soviet Union and the early years of post-Soviet Russia.He also served at the embassies in Tunis, East Berlin, and Athens and at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York.In Washington he served in the Treasury, State, and Defense Departments.In the Pentagon he was Regional Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia during the mid-Nineties.He also served at the Headquarters of the US Marine Corps and on Capitol Hill with the staff of the US Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He was later a program director at the Atlantic Council of the United States.He studied economics and political science at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), has an MPA from Princeton University’s Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and studied at the U.S. Army Russian Institute (Garmisch-Partenkirchen).A native Oklahoman, he lives in Virginia.
E. Wayne Merry

As part of its “mainstreaming Russia expertise” project, the Kennan Institute sent experts on Russia to the 2016 Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions to assess the potential new administrations’ vision for their relationship with Russia and Ukraine. E. Wayne…

Everybody Wants to Be Great Again

Everybody Wants to Be Great Again

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Maxim Trudolyubov

Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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Political forces catering to frustrated publics are rising throughout the world. Movements and political parties that for decades have been known as “fringe,” have become mainstream in Austria, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, India, Latvia, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea,…