Search Results for "Putin" : 23

by / on March 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm / in Europe, Greg Graff, Web Columnists, World

Air Combat over Eastern Ukraine

by   Putin  The Crimean crisis has persisted long enough for Russian troops to solidify their gains in the peninsula. The Ukrainian military, meanwhile, has mobilized its own forces—including its reservists—in response. As both sides rattle their sabers, the possibility of war becomes ever greater. The obvious question then arises: just how likely is it that Russian President Putin will launch a further assault into the Russian…

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by / on September 28, 2011 at 2:14 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Russia’s Revolving Door

…lance of this charade simply imploded. In a move that would put even Bloomberg to shame, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced he would once again seek the Russian presidency. Perhaps the most unsettling thing about his all but certain return is that it is completely unsurprising. Medvedev’s presidency at times could be regarded as substantively different than Putin’s reign. The cool-headed Medvedev appeared to be taking a less conservative app…

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by / on March 4, 2014 at 1:24 am / in Kyle Dontoh, Web Columnists

In Ukraine, Two Disparate Futures of Geopolitics

…demonstrate above all that the future of Ukraine is not up for debate: it is completely non-negotiable.   Putin Vladimir Putin was able to come to power in Russia by co-opting the country’s oligarchic elites. Thus, through comprehensive and painful sanctions, this power structure should be placed under as much stress as possible: major Russian companies should be the subjects of economic sanctions; the assets of Russian business and politi…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:07 am / in Arctic and Antarctic, World

Dire Straits

…egic consequences of the Arctic’s navigability to their fullest extent, one must consider the return of Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin this May. Fully back in command, Putin can pursue the road map he initiated in the mid-2000s. Heir to the Rurik and Romanov doctrines and carried over to the present epoch by Soviet communist internationalism, the Putin model is concerned with releasing the potential of the Third Rome by creating an energy hegemony…

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by / on February 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm / in Ben Rimland, Middle East, Web Columnists, World

The (invisible) Red Line

…East, an accomplishment never managed by Russia’s Soviet and Imperial predecessors. With America’s acquiescence, Putin has provided an alternative to dictatorial regimes the world over: ally with Russia, and we will provide you with advanced weapons (as is the case with Iran ), won’t judge your form of governance, and will stand by you in your time of need. Given Putin’s gross violation of human rights at home—and his brazenly hypocritical…

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by / on July 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm / in Opinion, World

Assad in Check, Regime Has Next Move

…te in the Middle East, because they have their own problems with Muslim revolutionaries in Chechnya, and because Putin feels a sense of camaraderie with sclerotic despots like himself. But Putin knows Assad is tap-dancing on thin ice and would probably acquiesce in exchange for a role in the coming Western state-creation field-day when the regime finally does fall. Ultimately, the United States can no longer be tone deaf to the realities of the S…

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by / on April 2, 2008 at 3:44 am / in Issue, Main Menu, World

Very Big Oil

…ns for expansion given the inherent competitive disadvantages they now face. Russia provides a clear example, as Putin has successfully managed to leverage the country’s oil wealth to encourage foreign investment in joint-ventures with the state-owned companies Rosneft and Gazprom. Under these arrangements, Russia would limit the amount of stock a foreign firm could possess beneath the amount needed to have a controlling stake. In June 2007, Puti…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 4:34 pm / in Fall 2013, Latin America, World

Corrupting the Cup

by The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is committed to ensuring that its member associations maximize the benefits of bidding for and hosting the World Cup, both for the continued global development of soccer and the achievement of wider social goals. These benefits are usually referred to, in the context of a major event, as its ‘legacy’: “The sustainable benefits generated for the host member association and…

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by / on March 9, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Campus, Events

*Events* March 10th-14th

by Monday, March 10, 2014 Pizza With Your Prof: Professor Mila Rosenthal 5:00pm - 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Lerner Hall, East Ramp Lounge Pizza with your Prof: Mila Rosenthal, “My Experience Working for Rights, Justice, and Less Awfulness”Join us for our Professor Speakers Series! Professor Mila Rosenthal will discuss her experiences working in the field of human rights and development particularly on…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 12:44 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Latin America, World

Acknowledging the Americas

by In 2008, President Barack Obama had a clear idea for Latin American foreign policy. The Bush administration, distracted by events in the Middle East, had pursued a harmful hemispheric policy of blustering unilateralism and neglect; Obama, conversely, would pursue a “new partnership” with the Americas, one marked by cooperation and mutual interests. His subsequent election was heralded throughout Latin America as an opportunity to r…

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