How Barack Obama went from cool to cold
Barack Obama's measured approach won him the White House. So why do supporters think he lacks the 'fierce urgency of now'?
Dutch writer Ian Buruma, currently a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, is author, most recently, of Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents.
The illusion of omnipotence has exhausted America and spoiled its allies.
Why the pessimism over Putin's return?
Stephen F. COHEN
professor of Russian studies at New York University
Katrina vanden Heuvel
New Integration Project for Eurasia - A Future That Is Being Born Today
The spectre of Genghis Khan is haunting Europe
The most recent congress of the United Russia party was held
long ago, but we have to remember it now. During its work our
edition was put to shame, since the Congress failed to announce the
constitutional reform, which would have resulted in granting
unlimited power for an unlimited period to new Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin, and new president Medvedev would actually have lost
much of his power. Our error was due to the fact that the above
persons decided not to bother too much and just swapped.
What's Next for Medvedev?
Matthew Rojansky is the deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Russia will soon have another liberal ex-president.
Richard Weitz is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a World Politics Review senior editor.
The news this past weekend of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's impending return to the presidency has elicited a wide range of commentary on the potential impact it might have on Russia's foreign policy and, in particular, on U.S.-Russia relations.
Matthew A. Rojansky is deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Russia watchers in the West cannot be surprised that Vladimir Putin is on his way back to the Russian presidency.
Alejandro M. Sueldo is a scholar with the Project on Nuclear Issues of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and author of 'Contextualizing and Engaging Russian Nuclear Policy.'
Moscow's support of NATO operations in Afghanistan has been, in addition to the New START Treaty, a key pillar of the 'reset.'
Malcolm Fraser is a former prime minister of Australia.
If the broad post-World War II prosperity that has endured for six decades comes to an end, both the United States and Europe will be responsible.
Russia, U.S. must overcome history to 'reset' security ties
By Fan Jishe
Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski
Our Common Geopolitical Challenge
Below are remarks delivered by Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski at the plenary session of the Global Policy Forum in the presence of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Turkish President Abdulla Gul. The Forum, presided over by President Medvedev, is held annually in Yaroslavl, Russia and is attended by international and domestic opinion leaders.