David Kramer
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The Eternal Return
Why Talking to Putin Won’t Work

It’s a pity that every incoming U.S. administration seems to need to relearn this lesson.

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A Grim Anniversary
The Assassination of Boris Nemtsov—One Year Later

The brazen murder and its subsequent investigation demonstrate the nature and fragility of the Russian political regime.

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Russia & The West
Putin’s Spell Over John Kerry

The Secretary of State should rethink his trip to Moscow next week.

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A Death in Moscow
Boris Nemtsov, Russian Opposition Leader, Murdered

A father of four and a charismatic, tireless opposition leader was gunned down just outside the Kremlin yesterday. A horrible new day has dawned on Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Once More on Russia

I’m sure some readers are growing weary of the back-and-forth on Russia over the past few months, but I hope they will indulge me in one more response to Thomas Graham’s reply to me and other critics of his original piece. Replies from several of us generated his latest, “A Response to the Critics.” Several […]

The Debate Is On

Editors’ note: What follows is the fourth part of an exchange on Russian-Western relations following from David Kramer and Lilia Shevtsova’s monthly column at The American Interest Online (see especially their February 21 essay, “Here We Go Again: Falling for the Russia Trap”). On March 12, Thomas Graham responded with his essay, “In Defense of […]

Why Russia Doesn’t Hold the Keys to Syria

It is difficult to decipher whether those who argue that Russia holds the keys to the solution of the Syrian crisis really believe it or are using Russia as an excuse to do nothing. The recent Syrian Action Group meeting in Geneva clearly showed that the Kremlin is not moving closer to the position of […]

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