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Obama's Caucasus Diplomacy Flies Under Radar

(8) Comments | Posted October 18, 2009 | 10:46 PM

Much of the derision that has accompanied the decision to award this year's Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama centers on the undeniable fact that, having been in office less than a year, Obama has not accomplished that much. The great irony is that the furor over the prize has...

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The Road to Tehran Does Not Run Through Moscow

(13) Comments | Posted September 12, 2009 | 11:40 AM

With Iran approaching what International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Mohammed ElBaradei calls "breakout capacity" in its alleged efforts to develop nuclear weapons, one of Washington's top priorities has been to gain Russian support for a new round of UN sanctions. Despite its own concerns about Iran's nuclear program,...

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Finding the Reset Button in London

(3) Comments | Posted March 25, 2009 | 3:17 PM

Amidst the host of challenges confronting President Obama at this week's G-20 summit in London, his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev offers one bright spot. The cautious rapprochement between Russia and the US since Obama's inauguration has created an opening for the US to enlist Russian help...

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