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  • Research

    Russia's Money Crunch Limits Missile Procurement

    • November 09, 2000

    As a result of budget constraints, Russia's Strategic Missile Forces are having problems procuring new missiles, <i>Defense News</i> reports.

  • Commentary

    Post-Communist Sultans on the Caspian

  • Research

    North Korean Talks 'Substantive,' But No Deals

    • November 06, 2000

    On Friday, November 3, the U.S. and North Korea concluded three days of talks in Kuala Lumpur focused on Pyongyang's missile programs without signing any agreements. U.S. lead negotiator Robert Einhorn characterized the discussions as "detailed, constructive and very substantive," but also emphasized that "significant issues remain to be explored."

  • Commentary

    Ticking 'Legacies'

    People who think Bill Clinton will go down in history as a poor foreign policy president are wrong. In the tradition of Eisenhower and George H. W. Bush, he has left ticking time bombs all over the place, any or all of which are likely to go off within the next four years. This will do wonders for his own reputation and provide an escape from chumphood.

  • Research

    Economic Reform in Ukraine: The Unfinished Agenda

    With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991, Ukraine—the second-most important economic contributor to the union after Russia—unshackled itself from years of subjugation.

  • Commentary

    Let Jerusalem Lie

  • Testimony

    Treaties and Unilateral Steps: A Hybrid Approach to Nuclear Reductions and Stability

  • Commentary

    Making Sense of Missile Defense

    The next president would do well to conduct a thorough independent reassessment of the threat and various available diplomatic and military options. Such independent assessments could go a long way towards forging not just a domestic but an international consensus on how to most effectively confront global missile proliferation.

  • Commentary

    Russia's Strategic Partnership and Global Security

  • Commentary

    Yeltsin and Family Return

  • Commentary

    State and Governance in Transition Economies: Lessons for the Kyrgyz Republic

    The fundamental problem of all post-communist states is corruption, or the misuse of public power of private gain. This is an inheritance of the lawless socialist state. The task is to establish a new state, replete with sound laws and norms. Kyrgyzstan has already accomplished much of this task, but many measures remain to be undertaken in the governance of the state.

  • Research

    Missile Maneuvers with Korea

    • October 30, 2000

    <span class="gray">After US Secretary of State Albright's historic trip to North Korea the US appears cautiously optimistic that the visit will lead to future progress on a key security issue that has long concerned Washington: North Korea's continued development and export of missiles. The two sides agreed to hold talks on Pyongyang's missile programs this week, reportedly in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, November 1. The results of the talks may determine whether President Clinton will visit North Korea later in the year. </span>

  • Research

    Funding Virtue: Civil Society Aid and Democracy Promotion

    A diverse, distinguished group of democracy experts and civil society practitioners from both donor and recipient countries analyze civil society aid in five regions, including country case studies of South Africa, the Philippines, Peru, Egypt, and Romania.

  • Commentary

    US Ignores Russia's Elite At Its Own Peril

  • Commentary

    Dictatorships in the Digital Age: Some Considerations on the Internet in China and Cuba

  • Research

    Albright Engages North Korea in Substantial Dialogue

    • October 23, 2000

    <span class="gray">In Pyongyang Tuesday, US Secretary of State Madeline K. Albright concluded the highest level talks between North Korea and the United States since the end of the Korean War. During the three-day visit, Albright addressed a number of US security concerns, including North Korea's missile development programs and missile exports. US officials have stated that further improvement of relations will hinge on North Korea reigning in its missile programs. Negotiations also may lead to an easing of military tensions on the Korean peninsula, and eventual normalization of US relations with the Communist nation.</span>

  • Commentary

    Letter to Edward Said

    In light of the failed Oslo Peace Accords and other events that have transpired since, Edward Said's support for an Israeli unilateral withdrawal from Palestinian territories, rather than reaching a Israeli-Palestinian rapprochement, was not only pragmatic, but it was right.

  • Research

    Pushing Ahead on the Korean Peninsula

    • October 21, 2000

    In a major step towards establishing formal relations and easing tensions on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright will travel to North Korea on October 23 to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. This would be the first ever meeting by a high-level U.S. official with the North Korean leader, and the trip could pave the way for a visit to Korea by President Clinton in November, an event unimaginable just one year ago.

  • Research

    Korean Security: The Highest Hurdle

    Secretary of State Madeline Albright’s upcoming visit to North Korea is the latest in an avalanche of diplomatic initiatives promising a more secure future in the Koreas and East Asia. Successful talks would vindicate the Clinton Administration’s approach to peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Research

    Nuclear Tensions Persist Between the United States and Russia

    • October 20, 2000

    On Wednesday, October 18, Russia reiterated its call to press forward with START III (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), and limit American and Russian deployed strategic warheads to 1,500 each. Moscow also reaffirmed its position that any nuclear cuts would depend on the "preservation and strengthening of the immutability" of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty. Russia said that U.S. deployment of a national missile defense would lead to the "destruction" of the ABM Treaty, adding that Moscow "has not held and will not hold negotiations on the 'adaptation' of the ABM Treaty."

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