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Russia and the Middle East: Oil, War, and Peace (Audio)

April 6, 2020

President Barack Obama infuriated Russians in 2014, especially leader Vladimir Putin, by calling the country a “regional power” that seized part of Ukraine out of weakness, not strength. This provoked Putin and his regime to “double down” on their existing efforts to undermine U.S. interests around the world, Russian expert Dr. Stephen Blank told participants […]

Russia: An ‘Organized Crime’ State Driven to Undermine U.S. Interests (Video)

November 1, 2017

Today’s Russia is an “organized crime” state intent on “playing the spoiler” to U.S. interests around the world. So agreed a panel of Russia experts at a Jewish Policy Center luncheon in Washington, D.C. on December 7. It is important for American policy makers “not to project our own values and thinking” onto the Russian […]

Frozen in Backwardness: How Russia Underachieves

September 27, 2017

“Something else that is an extremely important thing and distinguishes Russia from the other powers is that we have preserved the important resource of our historical heritage. With all the revolutionary changes, its historical matrix was reproduced.” – Vyacheslav Nikonov, Russian politician and grandson of Vyacheslav Molotov “The dead hand of all the generations of […]

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