December 22, 2012

Why Russia Wants to Bar U.S. Adoptions

Masha Lipman, New Yorker

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The Magnitsky Act, passed recently by the United States Senate, may have been of little interest to Americans, but its impact and aftermath in Russia has been tempestuous.

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December 22, 2012
Russia's Irrational Retaliation Against the U.S.
Chicago Tribune
Remember the old National Lampoon cover that had a picture of a nervous-looking dog with a gun pointed at his head? "If you don't buy this magazine, we'll kill this dog," was the caption. That was meant as satire. But the Russian... more ››
December 12, 2012
Time to Reset the U.S.-Russia Reset
Graham & Trenin, New York Times
AS President Obama approaches his second term, few foreign policies are more in need of reassessment than his stance toward Russia. Recent events have eroded the promise of the “reset” proclaimed in 2009. Its... more ››
December 20, 2012
The Geopolitics of Shale Gas
Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
According to the elite newspapers and journals of opinion, the future of foreign affairs mainly rests on ideas: the moral impetus for humanitarian intervention, the various theories governing exchange rates and debt rebalancing... more ››
December 9, 2012
Russia's Anti-Mormon Campaign
Anna Nemtsova, The Daily Beast
An influential young pro-Kremlin politician is trying to get the Latter-day Saints banned from the country. more ››