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Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Audio

Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Audio

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affai

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Russia, the world's largest country, remains a key player in global politics. This collection examines Russia's past, present and future: from its role as the dominant constituent republic in the Soviet Union, to its current status as an authoritarian, energy-exporting giant with no clear ideological commitments. Also examined are Russia's relationship to its erstwhile republics in the Soviet Union, and those states' difficult transitions to democracy.

Latest Episodes

The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War - 0

When the Soviet Union fell 25 years ago, Gorbachev spoke of "living in a new world" where Russia would no longer interfere in other countries' affairs.What happened? In this riveting talk, Russia expert Arkady Ostrovsky analyzes the powerful role of the media, noting that Putin did an extraordinary thing: "he merged security services with the media."

59 min2016 JUN 15
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The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War - 0

Return to Cold War - 0

Columbia's Robert Legvold argues that the United States and Russia are, indeed, in a new Cold War with plenty of blame for both sides. And despite its economic and military decline, he says that Russia is still the most important nation when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. Can the two states find a way forward?

69 min2016 MAY 27
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Return to Cold War - 0

Beyond a New Cold War? International Security and the Need for U.S.-Russia Cooperation - 0

The United States must stop its demonization of President Putin, according to members of this distinguished panel, all with long associations with Russia and all founding members of the American Committee for East-West Accord. Syria, Ukraine, the UN, nuclear weapons: compelling reasons why the United States and Russia must work together.

87 min2016 FEB 23
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Beyond a New Cold War? International Security and the Need for U.S.-Russia Cooperation - 0

Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must be Stopped - 0

Garry Kasparov is an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin's authoritarianism, but he is equally critical of the United States and its allies for their unwillingness to confront Moscow. In this fascinating discussion, he and journalist Robert Kaiser grapple with complex and difficult questions about Russia and the "free world," and what we mean by a moral foreign policy.

64 min2016 JAN 16
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Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must be Stopped - 0

The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union - 0

Serhii Plokhy presents a bold new interpretation of the Soviet Union's final months, which places Ukraine at the center of the drama. And by providing the historical background for what is happening now, he shows that there are many key points linking 1991 to today.

58 min2014 JUN 7
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The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union - 0

The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the 21st Century - 0

Sochi, Snowden, and Syria--these are just a few of the issues complicating the U.S.-Russian relationship, says Georgetown's Angela Stent in this dynamic and informed talk. But, because of Russia's strategic location, nuclear arsenal, and presence in the UN, it's a partnership worth working on.

60 min2014 FEB 10
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The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the 21st Century - 0

Global Ethics Corner: Occupy Moscow - 1

With Vladimir Putin's party receiving a rebuke in the December 4th parliamentary elections, Russia is at a crossroads. With alleged voter fraud and massive protests as a backdrop, could this be the start of a new, more democratic era in Moscow or will Putin prevail?

1 min2011 DEC 10
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Global Ethics Corner: Occupy Moscow - 1

Media in Contemporary Russia - 0

What is the current situation of journalism in Russia today, where 70 percent of media is owned by the state? The Council welcomes a delegation of Russia's media leaders for a frank discussion.

48 min2011 MAR 16
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Media in Contemporary Russia - 0

The Caucasus: An Introduction - 0

Known as "the lands in between," the Caucasus has long been an arena of great-power contact and conflict. The region is often seen as intractable, yet we should discard misleading cliches such as "ancient hatreds" and "frozen conflicts," says Thomas de Waal.

50 min2011 JAN 4
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The Caucasus: An Introduction - 0

The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953 - 0

In a striking reinterpretation of the postwar years, Robert Dallek examines what drove leaders around the globe—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Mao, de Gaulle, and Truman—to rely on traditional power politics, and the lessons we can draw from their mistakes.

58 min2010 OCT 27
Comments
The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953 - 0

Latest Episodes

The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War - 0

When the Soviet Union fell 25 years ago, Gorbachev spoke of "living in a new world" where Russia would no longer interfere in other countries' affairs.What happened? In this riveting talk, Russia expert Arkady Ostrovsky analyzes the powerful role of the media, noting that Putin did an extraordinary thing: "he merged security services with the media."

59 min2016 JUN 15
Comments
The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War - 0

Return to Cold War - 0

Columbia's Robert Legvold argues that the United States and Russia are, indeed, in a new Cold War with plenty of blame for both sides. And despite its economic and military decline, he says that Russia is still the most important nation when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. Can the two states find a way forward?

69 min2016 MAY 27
Comments
Return to Cold War - 0

Beyond a New Cold War? International Security and the Need for U.S.-Russia Cooperation - 0

The United States must stop its demonization of President Putin, according to members of this distinguished panel, all with long associations with Russia and all founding members of the American Committee for East-West Accord. Syria, Ukraine, the UN, nuclear weapons: compelling reasons why the United States and Russia must work together.

87 min2016 FEB 23
Comments
Beyond a New Cold War? International Security and the Need for U.S.-Russia Cooperation - 0

Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must be Stopped - 0

Garry Kasparov is an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin's authoritarianism, but he is equally critical of the United States and its allies for their unwillingness to confront Moscow. In this fascinating discussion, he and journalist Robert Kaiser grapple with complex and difficult questions about Russia and the "free world," and what we mean by a moral foreign policy.

64 min2016 JAN 16
Comments
Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must be Stopped - 0

The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union - 0

Serhii Plokhy presents a bold new interpretation of the Soviet Union's final months, which places Ukraine at the center of the drama. And by providing the historical background for what is happening now, he shows that there are many key points linking 1991 to today.

58 min2014 JUN 7
Comments
The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union - 0

The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the 21st Century - 0

Sochi, Snowden, and Syria--these are just a few of the issues complicating the U.S.-Russian relationship, says Georgetown's Angela Stent in this dynamic and informed talk. But, because of Russia's strategic location, nuclear arsenal, and presence in the UN, it's a partnership worth working on.

60 min2014 FEB 10
Comments
The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the 21st Century - 0

Global Ethics Corner: Occupy Moscow - 1

With Vladimir Putin's party receiving a rebuke in the December 4th parliamentary elections, Russia is at a crossroads. With alleged voter fraud and massive protests as a backdrop, could this be the start of a new, more democratic era in Moscow or will Putin prevail?

1 min2011 DEC 10
Comments
Global Ethics Corner: Occupy Moscow - 1

Media in Contemporary Russia - 0

What is the current situation of journalism in Russia today, where 70 percent of media is owned by the state? The Council welcomes a delegation of Russia's media leaders for a frank discussion.

48 min2011 MAR 16
Comments
Media in Contemporary Russia - 0

The Caucasus: An Introduction - 0

Known as "the lands in between," the Caucasus has long been an arena of great-power contact and conflict. The region is often seen as intractable, yet we should discard misleading cliches such as "ancient hatreds" and "frozen conflicts," says Thomas de Waal.

50 min2011 JAN 4
Comments
The Caucasus: An Introduction - 0

The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953 - 0

In a striking reinterpretation of the postwar years, Robert Dallek examines what drove leaders around the globe—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Mao, de Gaulle, and Truman—to rely on traditional power politics, and the lessons we can draw from their mistakes.

58 min2010 OCT 27
Comments
The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953 - 0
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