The Global Control System (GSK, from the Russian translation) demonstrated itself as a useful mechanism permitting involvement of Missile Technology Control Regime non member states in international discussions on missile proliferation and how to better resist it. Need for such a forum will continue in the future, and Moscow conferences have a reasonable chance of being supported to continue.
Russia's legal right to prosecute the war in Chechnya is incontestable. But legality and morality are not the same. And morally, the issue of Russia's latest intervention in Chechnya is not so clear.
Presentation by Michael McFaul, Senior Associate
According to official statistics, output plunged in almost all Soviet-type countries toward the end of communism. In the first year of transition, the plunges turned even more dramatic, continuing for years. The analysis and conclusions in this paper contrast sharply with the conventional view.
Speaker Dr. Klaus Segbers, professor of political science at the Institute for East European Research of the Free University of Berlin, discussed the results of the institute's two-year international research project, "Transformation and Globalization: Actors and Factors of Post Soviet Change."
Presentations by Andrew Kuchins, Director, Russian-Eurasian Program, Robert Nurick, Director, Carnegie Moscow Center, Anatol Lieven, Martha Brill Olcott, and Rose Gottemoeller, Senior Associates.
Presentation by Matt Bivens, former editor of The Moscow Times .