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Section: Brookings (USA)

      One year of western sanctions against Russia: We still live in different worlds
      Mar09

      One year of western sanctions against Russia: We still live in different worlds

      Editor’s Note: This piece is adapted from an op-ed originally written for Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, a Berlin-based journal on current international affairs published by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The United States and the European Union have now both announced that they are extending the economic sanctions they first...

      The end of the Russian energy weapon (that arguably was never there)
      Mar05

      The end of the Russian energy weapon (that arguably was never there)

      The crisis in Ukraine once again revived the fierce debate about Europe’s dependence on Russian energy resources. Similar to 2006 and 2009, when physical supply disruptions of natural gas took place, this crisis too will spur European integration. Arguably, though unintended, this makes Russian President Putin one of the most explicit...

      Russian aggression against Ukraine and the West’s policy response
      Mar04

      Russian aggression against Ukraine and the West’s policy response

      Introduction Mr. Chairman, Senator Shaheen, distinguished members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and the U.S. and West’s policy response. What began as an internal Ukrainian political dispute became a Ukraine-Russia crisis in early 2014. Since then, Moscow has used...

      Russia after the Nemtsov murder
      Mar04

      Russia after the Nemtsov murder

      Boris Nemtsov’s murder may be a turning point in current Russian history. Unfortunately, it is almost surely not a turn to the better, but one to something bad or to something even worse. This point needs to be made clear from the beginning. It is an illusion to think that this event will lead to anything positive, such as a backlash in the...

      A Moscow visit for President Park Geun-hye
      Mar03

      A Moscow visit for President Park Geun-hye

      President Park Geun-hye should go to Russia in May with several goals in mind, not the unitary goal of meeting the North Korean leader Kim Jung-un or improving inter-Korean relations in a significant way. As a wartime ally of the United States, the Soviets had agreed to fight in the Pacific theatre against Japan, the former colonizer of the...

      Getting colder: Cooperating with Russia in the Arctic
      Feb27

      Getting colder: Cooperating with Russia in the Arctic

      Is it possible to isolate the well-established mode of Arctic cooperation from the disruptive impact of the Ukraine crisis? Many stake-holders in cooperative projects with Russia keep insisting on an affirmative answer and seek to bracket out tensions emanating from such obscure locations as Debaltsevo or Mariupol. The European Union (EU), which...

      The Russian threat to Lithuania: An interview with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius
      Feb26

      The Russian threat to Lithuania: An interview with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius

      Editor’s note: Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius took part in a roundtable on February 25 with Brookings and outside experts to discuss the threat to his country and to the region from Russia. In an interview with the Order from Chaos blog, the foreign minister said that the threat to Lithuania is not a conventional one, but...

      How to contain Russia without a new Cold War
      Feb26

      How to contain Russia without a new Cold War

      The debate over whether to arm Ukraine is obscuring a more fundamental strategic choice for the United States— how to deal with Putin’s Russia. The fracturing of the relationship between Russia and the west is about much more than control over provinces in eastern Ukraine. It has to do with a fundamental difference over how to constitute...

      Armenia and Turkey: From normalization to reconciliation
      Feb26

      Armenia and Turkey: From normalization to reconciliation

      Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Winter 2015 edition of Turkish Policy Quarterly. Exactly one century ago in March 1915, the British and French navies, together with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), attempted to force their way through the Turkish Straits to attack Istanbul and open a new front...

      This is what Putin really wants
      Feb26

      This is what Putin really wants

      At a news conference in Budapest on February 17, Russian president Vladimir Putin engaged in one of his favorite pastimes: sparring with journalists. One reporter asked if Putin thought the newly brokered ceasefire in Ukraine’s Donbas region would hold. If not, what would Russia do if the United States sent weapons to the Ukrainian army?...