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Discussion with Andrey Sushentsov in the Center for the National Interest

16 october 2017 | 18:35

On October 4, the Center for the National Interest hosted Dr. Andrey Sushentsov for a discussion on the evolving U.S.-Russia relationship.

Zapad wargames and living in uncertainty

4 october 2017 | 13:35

The Russian-Belarusian Zapad (West) military exercises, which were held in the latter half of September, have disappointed many people. Comments made in the Western media before the exercises filled the readers with so much concern and apprehension that they thought it would be a second Baltic Offensive. It’s a pity that we have disappointed them.

Problems of diplomacy as an exact science

11 september 2017 | 16:55

It's hard not to notice that the media environment affects the minds of the foreign policy elites. For many, foreign policy is increasingly becoming not just a professional occupation, but also a pleasant pastime and entertainment. This directly affects the quality of foreign policy assessments and decisions.

Strategic consequences of US anti-Russia sanctions

28 july 2017 | 14:07

The US House of Representatives and Senate overwhelmingly adopted a Russia, Iran and North Korea sanctions bill. It predictably provoked a harsh response from Russian officials. The head of the Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Konstantin Kosachev, called for a response that would be painful for Americans. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Washington is “a source of threat.”

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Russian security services ready to help U.S. fight ISIS, says FSB chief

The director of Russia’s Federal Security Service has expressed his willingness to cooperate with U.S. security agencies in their fight against ISIS, following a Washington summit on combating terrorism. Russian observers identify differences in strategy and ideological approach as the key challenges to successful anti-terrorist cooperation between Russia and the United States.

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