Russia - Back to the USSR or Back to the Tsar (Winter 2014)

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    Putin’s Russia or Russia’s Putin

    Ilya Levkov Winter 2014
    Students of Russian history can be divided into two groups: believers and skeptics. The first accepts the Russian poet-diplomat Fyodor Tyutchev's (1803-1873) assessment of...

    America’s ‘Provocative Weakness’

    J. Michael Waller Winter 2014
    As it continues its spiraling, across-the-board decline, the Russian Federation is becoming more relevant as a world power. This development became most visible when President...

    Moscow’s Middle East Policy

    Mark N. Katz Winter 2014
    When Vladimir Putin first came to power over a decade ago, he launched a foreign policy initiative to improve Russia's relations with and influence...

    The Permanent Crisis of the Russian State

    Stephen Blank Winter 2014
    A permanent legitimacy and capacity crisis exists today in Russia and the state's nature ensures that this cannot be otherwise. Indeed, we have arguably...

    The Importance of America’s Strategic Deterrent

    Senator Jon Kyl Winter 2014
    inFocus: Thank you very much, Senator Kyl, for agreeing to talk with the readers of inFOCUS. How would you characterize U.S.-Russian relations since the...

    Letter from the Publisher

    Matthew Brooks Winter 2014
    Whatever Russia is in the 21st Century, it is not boring. The Winter 2014 issue of inFOCUS is devoted to a fascinating country central...

    Implosion: The End of Russia and What it Means for America

    Shoshana Bryen Winter 2014
    It takes a certain chutzpah to write a book that announces something will—or won't—happen, and that if it does or does not happen the...

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