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"Hillary Is the Worst Option": How Moscow Sees American Politics

Everyone in Moscow tells you that if you want to understand Russia's foreign policy and its view of its place the world, the person you need to talk to is Fyodor Lukyanov. Lukyanov is the chair of Russia's Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, as well as the editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs, which are something like the Russian equivalents of America's Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs — though the Russian versions are considered much closer to the state...


Mandatory Democracy?

... that as Obama himself admitted , there is little chance of this proposal being put into effect in the near future, since it would require a constitutional amendment. The process of making such an amendment can take many years, even decades. However, Barack Obama added that he had already instructed the Department of Justice to take steps to expand citizens’ involvement and to remove all restrictions in elections at the local and state level. For all the apparent simplicity and straightforwardness of this initiative to improve the institutions of American democracy, however, if it were put into effect it would be of truly revolutionary significance for ...


Midterm Elections in the U.S.: Tired of Obama

Should the Republicans grab Congress at the approaching November 4 elections, the incumbent administration would effectively come to an end, with Barack Obama becoming a lame duck for the two remaining years of his term. No Exceptions The U.S. midterm elections are known to frequently oust the president's party from Congress, as what happened in 2010 when the Democrats lost control over Congress ...


Fyodor Lukyanov: Barack Obama's Reactive Policy

Interview Obama has a pretty good understanding of the modern world. He sees the changes, and knows the world much better than his colleagues and opponents. But he is uncertain of how best to manage things. Therefore, his foreign policy is likely to be reactive and shaped by the endless upcoming issues, such as potentially volatile changes outside the United States. Fyodor Lukyanov , Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Politics magazine and member of RIAC . How do you assess the U.S. election campaign...


Dmitri Trenin: Washington Driven by Events

... economic recovery, with Obama becoming the first president to be reelected despite an extremely high unemployment rate. Looking back, how would you assess Obama's first term, his key achievements and failures? Has he really fulfilled his 2008 promises? Barack Obama has taken the appropriate steps to lead the economy out of recession. And he has also tried to deal with a major social problem, the lack of any health insurance for a huge part of the U.S. population. However, Medicare reform, the landmark ...


Poll conducted

  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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