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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 […]

Alliance: The Newest Phase of Russo-Chinese Relations

September 28, 2016

Western observers inexplicably dismiss all signs of a Russo-Chinese alliance with the argument that underlying incompatibilities between Russia and China will prevent any real cooperation. Yet while disappointments and tensions exist between them, all the evidence points to the formation of an alliance, or what the Russian analyst Alexander Gabuev calls “an asymmetric interdependence,” where […]

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