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Andranik Migranyan
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Andranik Migranyan is the Director of the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, a non-governmental think tank based in New York dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation between Russia and the United States.

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Speaker Boehner Arrogantly Misunderstands Modern Russia

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2011 | 5:41 PM

House Speaker John Boehner, in his anti-Russian rant to the Heritage Foundation this week, puts partisan politics and ideology above the best interests of his own country. He is either too ignorant or unqualified to make sober judgments about U.S.-Russian relations and Russia's future. As President Obama understands, Russia is...

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What Was Revealed by President Obama's Address?

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 2:28 PM

The main goal of the Presidential address was to show the country and the world that he had learned his lessons of the midterm elections at which the Democrats sustained heavy losses, that he was ready to move towards the center of the political spectrum and was determined to...

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The Impact of the Midterm Elections on the US-Russian Relations

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 12:19 PM

After the midterm elections results were first announced, some Russian and American experts rushed to make public statements that the Republican gain of majority in the House of Representatives could have a negative impact on the Obama administration's policy of "resetting" relations with Russia. It seems that this conclusion may...

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Russian-American Relations in Search of a Proper Balance

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2010 | 12:11 PM

This is the full version of the article, published in the National Interest on-line on 07/15/2010

The recent summit in Washington, DC and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tour of the Eastern European countries and the post-Soviet space that followed the Summit give us an opportunity to evaluate the current...

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Obama's Tough Choice

(15) Comments | Posted April 22, 2010 | 2:03 PM

On April 24 every year the U.S. President addresses the American people and the world to express solidarity with those who pay tribute to the 1915 genocide victims when 1.5 million Armenians were destroyed in the Ottoman Empire.

Every presidential candidate promises to the U.S. Armenian community...

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Signing of New START Treaty: Proof of the Reset in Action

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 6:28 PM

President Obama's call last year for a reset in relations between Russia and the U.S. was initially met with a good deal of skepticism. When Presidents Medvedev and Obama signed off on the START arms reduction treaty in Prague on April 8, however, the leaders initiated the most tangible product...

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The Ukrainian Test for the U.S.-Russia Reset

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2010 | 4:10 PM

Russian-American relations face several serious challenges, the resolution of which will help determine whether the year-old "reset" initiative has any real substance or is merely a shift in tone. The latest challenge: The ongoing presidential election in Ukraine.

The elections have already seen Ukrainian politicians using anti-Russian and anti-American rhetoric...

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