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Alexey Ilin

Alexey Ilin, BA in International Relations (Altai State University, 2012), MA in International Affairs (Texas A&M University, 2015). Fulbright scholar in 2013-2015. Currently works as a staff intern with the Kennan Institute of Wilson Center. Areas of interest include international security, grand strategy, Russia-U.S relations, the Middle East, and international law.

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July 28, 2015

By Alexey Ilin & Claire Berger   The nuclear accord between the P5+1 and Iran will have significant implications beyond the Middle East, particularly when it comes to Russo-Iranian relations. As Paul N. Schwartz, a non-resident senior…

May 28, 2015

By Alexey Ilin & Eugenia Shuvaeva   “The 19th century was a century of China’s humiliation, the 20th was a century of China’s revival, and the 21st will be the century of China’s domination.” This saying by…

November 29, 2014

The OPEC refusal to decrease oil production and a subsequent price fall to a 4-year low make the future of Russian economy tenuous. Since July 2014, the Russian ruble depreciated to the U.S. dollar by 45%, and the economic growth stalled. Falling…

November 11, 2014

  The active anti-terror operation that took place in Chechnya in 1999-2000 involved approximately 80,000 Russian troops and cost the Russian government billions of dollars to raise its economy from the ashes. By comparison, Chechnya is…

November 5, 2014

The Security Council is rightfully considered the most powerful and influential body of the United Nations. The authority granted by Chapter VII of the UN Charter allows it to pronounce universally binding decisions and authorize all types of…

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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