All Posts Tagged With: "United States"

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Missile Defense and Hot Air from the Russian Foreign Ministry

Defense expert Aleksandr Golts analyzes the US-Russian conflict over missile defense bases in Eastern Europe, examining the latest vocal protest by Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry. Full translation of the Yezhednevny Zhurnal article by

Jul 9, 2008 | Continued
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Amnesty International Criticizes Russia, US

Amnesty International, the global human rights watchdog, has strongly criticized both Russia and the United States in its most recent report.

May 28, 2008 | Continued
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A Question for the US Primary Candidates From Garry Kasparov

As Russia nears its own election on March 2nd, Garry Kasparov, the co-Chair of The Other Russia coalition, poses a question for the US presidential primary debates.

Jan 29, 2008 | Continued
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Russian NGO to Monitor US Democracy

A new think-tank aimed at improving Russia’s image abroad and tracking human rights is set to open in New York and Paris. In the words of its founder, the organization will “study the Western socio-political system and offer recommendations for its improvement.”

Jan 26, 2008 | Continued
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Hudson Institute on USA-Russia Relations

The Hudson Institute has released a new report on the eve of the Bush-Putin summit at the American president’s residence in Kennebunkport, Maine. Four respected experts from the seven-member study group issued a joint statement that led with the remark, “Russia is reverting to patterns of behavior characteristic of the Soviet Union.” The report’s recommendations […]

Jun 26, 2007 | Continued
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Lantos on Communism and Putin

US Representative Tom Lantos has long been one of the strongest and most outspoken western lawmakers when it comes to standing up for democracy and individual freedoms around the world. Lantos, a Democrat and now the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, is a Holocaust survivor who later fled the Communist takeover […]

Jun 18, 2007 | Continued
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Bush: Russian Reforms “Derailed”

Everything has a start, and today might have seen the beginning of a long-overdue toughening of US policy toward the Putin police state in Russia. President Bush’s remarks in Prague were still cautious, and it remains to be seen if there will be any follow-up as he heads to Germany for the G8 summit, where […]

Jun 5, 2007 | Continued
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America Discovers the Other Russia

What follows are excerpts from this May 31 address by David Kramer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs. It is only a shame that these words were spoken not in Moscow but in Baltimore. Will they be repeated in Heiligendamm, Germany, at the G8 summit June 6-8? Or will the West’s leaders again […]

Jun 2, 2007 | Continued
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Meek White House Reaction to Putin’s “Nazi” Remarks

With the world’s headlines stating the obvious, “Putin compares US to Third Reich,” the Bush White House has decided to meekly swallow the insult whole. “Moreover, in our time, these threats are not diminishing,” Putin said. “They are only transforming, changing their appearance. In these new threats, as during the time of the Third Reich, […]

May 11, 2007 | Continued