Russian Уnon-systemicФ opposition and U.S. Foreign Policy
by Edward Lozansky
The Failure of George W. Bush's Russia Policy As Illustrated By Peter Baker
By Mark Adomanis
Post soviet directions
Russian diplomacy is back, too
When the USSR crashed, so did its foreign ministry and its well-trained employees, who leached away into international commercial employment. Now they have regained some state support and a clear objective.
by Yann Breault
Yann Breault is a lecturer in political science at the University of Quebec at Montreal.
Russia Forum New York 2013: Investing in a World of Opportunities
LOZANSKY: Has Obama lost the Saudis, too?
By Edward Lozansky
by Joseph S. Nye
US defense spending: budget cuts likely to reduce combat power
The US is forced to cut its defense budget. The figures with many digits conceal America's inability to preserve its exclusivity relying only on military force. Defense spending and some other expenses will be cut by about one trillion USD by the year 2021. American military officials believe that the sudden cuts and the lack of flexibility of the cuts could reduce the combat power of the country to a dangerous level.
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_10_28/US-defense-spending-budget-cuts-likely-to-reduce-combal-power-1571/
by Sergey Duz
The Losers and Winners in Afghanistan
by Alexey Malashenko
People value Putin as an experienced politician - expert
What determines a politicianТs rating? The latest poll held by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) shows that President Vladimir Putin has the approval rating of 60 percent. It has been 60 percent for months now, amazingly stable and seemingly unaffected either by successes on the international stage or widespread flooding in the Far East or a controversial pension reform. Stability is what most Russians appreciate in Putin. About half of the respondents see him as an experienced politician capable of ensuring stability. Few people expect drastic improvements, but for many a bird in the hand is definitely more important now than two in the bush, Yevgeny Marchenko, Director of the International Institute for Political Expertise, told the Voice of Russia.
Obama defends health reform as 'not just a website'
US President Barack Obama on Monday defended his health reform, declaring at a White House event that, despite numerous glitches, the program is already helping many uninsured Americans.
Voice of Russia, Reuters, AFP
US deputy foreign chief arrives in Russian foreign office for talks with Lavrov
US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns has arrived in the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow to meet with his counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, a diplomatic source has said.
Voice of Russia, RIA