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Thomas Pickering: Complaints Should be Reserved

... interests amenable to such would be one way to proceed. While not as useful in the long run as large moves in areas where mutual interest is clear, if that route is shut it down we should work on what is possibly open. What role could Russian and American NGOs and think-tanks play in normalization of bilateral relations? They can and should continue developing ideas and think on areas where we can make some progress and where we might develop an improved relationship. The first step might be to remain ...


Kyrgyzstan Rejects U.S. Humanitarian Aid

... readiness of Kyrgyz rulers to positively limit Washington’s influence on domestic politics. Beginning in the 1990s, Kyrgyzstan has been the U.S. outpost for humanitarian and political activities in Central Asia. And it was the Bishkek office of USAID that received the most generous allocations in the region. As such, the money worked. Just remember the myriad Western NGOs and educational and publishing projects, as well as their part in the coups that have shaken the country. With geopolitical competition on the rise everywhere and in Central Asia, which is Russia’s foreign policy priority, the threat of political ...


Civil Society in Ukraine

..., which is a cornerstone of democracy-building itself. The development of civil society in Ukraine has faced many obstacles and is once again at the epicenter of contemporary discussions on freedom, equality, liberalization and respect for law. The ongoing conflict in the Eastern territories is another crucial challenge for civil society, which has yet to find its role in the peacemaking process and offer new approaches. Even though it may seem difficult to avoid the clichés used in the relentless ...


Resetting the U.S.-Russian Reset

... global security, for global strategic security, for regional security and solving all the issues in that connection and originally by diplomatic and peaceful methods, taking into account each other’s relationship, but definitely it takes two to tango. I mean we cannot build a bilateral relationship of friendship and partnership on our own. Unfortunately we witnessed some steps that in no way can be treated as a “reset” attitude. Saunders: Can I ask which steps you have in mind? Peskov: ...


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