Post Tagged with: "Putin"

Russia-US Relations: Brinkmanship and Hostilities Continue

Russia-US Relations: Brinkmanship and Hostilities Continue

The US and Russia are not in a new Cold War. But distrust is deep and the two nations find themselves at the opposite side of the table at almost every turn.

On Putin, Politics, and Popular Culture: An Interview with Alexander J. Motyl

On Putin, Politics, and Popular Culture: An Interview with Alexander J. Motyl

Alexander J. Motyl discusses his new book, Vovochka, as well as politics, popular culture, and the subject of this satirical romp, Vladimir Putin.

The West Needs a Strategic Pause before Working with Russia

The West Needs a Strategic Pause before Working with Russia

There are a number of reasons why empowering Russia in the Middle East is a dangerous idea, and should create serious pause for Western states

Holiday Gifts for IR Professors

Holiday Gifts for IR Professors

Dan Drezner offered a gift guide for political scientists in the Washington Post last week. In the same spirit, here are some ideas for the IR professor in your life.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place? EU-Armenia Relations after Vilnius

Between a Rock and a Hard Place? EU-Armenia Relations after Vilnius

Economic rapprochement between Russia and the West is unlikely to occur so long as Putin pursues his pet project – the Eurasian Customs Union.

Strangers in the Archipelago: Hunting for ‘Something’ in Swedish Waters

Strangers in the Archipelago: Hunting for ‘Something’ in Swedish Waters

The search for foreign activity in Swedish waters – the ‘Hunt for Reds in October’ – has been called off. Yet, there is much to be said about this geopolitical incident.

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 3

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 3

It may seem trivial to state that the west helped cause, rather than did cause, the crisis in Ukraine but from a theoretical point of view, this distinction is essential.

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 2

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 2

The Ukrainian crisis represents a dangerous and unpredictable situation generated by several actors. Attributing blame, as Mearsheimer does, does not promote dialogue.

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 1

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 1

Because Russia cares too much and Europe cares too little for Ukraine, a state’s sovereignty is shattered, its people divided, and its future is now uncertain.

Review – Putin’s Wars: The Rise of Russia’s New Imperialism

Review – Putin’s Wars: The Rise of Russia’s New Imperialism

Van Herpen expertly details the complicated legacy that empire has on the modern Russian state – and offers an important background to on-going events in Ukraine.

Interview – Johan Galtung

Interview – Johan Galtung

Professor Johan Galtung discusses his career, offers his thoughts on the crisis in Crimea, UN peacekeeping missions and offers advice for young scholars of IR.

Ukraine’s Future and Putin’s Eurasian Past

Ukraine’s Future and Putin’s Eurasian Past

Ukraine’s future depends as much on the US, NATO, and EU as on the strength of the interim government in terms of its ability to deter Russian aggression.

Crimea: Putin’s Big Mistake

Crimea: Putin’s Big Mistake

President Obama may be naïve, and Putin may be a tough guy who knows both the West’s weaknesses, but Putin has made a serious mistake in seizing the Crimea.

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