"Are sanctions against Russia working? Two months on from the first targeting of Russian banks and oligarchs, Putin's grip on power remains as firm as ever. This shouldn't come as a surprise: restrictions on Iran, Venezuela and North Korea have impoverished their populations, but haven’t led to political revolutions."
"Just a few weeks before Vladimir Putin launched what he intended as a two-day Blitzkrieg in Ukraine, taking by surprise even some of his inner circle, he met Xi Jinping for a summit in Beijing. It appeared to the world as if the Chinese might have been implicated in what is the foreign policy gamble of Putin’s political career."
Previously classified documents from the U.K. Foreign Office
revealed that David Floyd, a former Daily Telegraph
reporter and British diplomat, acted as a Soviet agent. Jonathan
Haslam, George F. Kennan Professor in the School of Historical
Jonathan Haslam, George F. Kennan
Professor in the School of Historical Studies, launched a blog,
www.throughrussianeyes.com, in June 2017 to capture
aspects of Russian affairs that are not covered in the mainstream
media. The blog examines the...
Jeffrey Davidow, former U.S. Ambassador to
Mexico, Venezuela and Zambia, will give a public lecture,
“Latin America: Walls or
Bridges,” on Wednesday,
March 1, which will take place at 5:30
p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute
Those that did not foresee the likelihood or even the
possibility of Donald Trump’s victory are going to find it hard to
discipline themselves to a balanced projection of his forthcoming
first term. To ardent liberals in the United States – not...
Browder, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of
Hermitage Capital Management, will give a public lecture,
“Lawless Economy? Putin’s Russia and the Imperfect
Market,” on Friday, December 2, which
will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn