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    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Stalin Billboards to be Displayed by Moscow Mayor on Victory Day

    The Moscow City government's plans to put up billboards honoring Joseph Stalin for the 65th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany are a clear act of political rebellion against the Kremlin.

    • Article

    Coup in Kyrgyzstan

    The Kyrgyz opposition forces have won control of the country, but if they cannot maintain their unity when the time comes to divide up governmental positions, their success may be short-lived.

    • Event

    Geopolitical Atlas of the Caucasus

    The conflicts in the Caucasus are often directly linked to changes in territorial borders. Creating an atlas of the Caucasus is a key to understanding the nature of the conflicts in the region.

    • Op-Ed

    Fighting Terrorism With a Prayer

    Rather than addressing the reasons why their initiatives against terrorism have not been effective, the Russian authorities have focused on trying to calm the public with harsh but empty rhetoric.

    • Op-Ed

    How Russia Nourishes Radical Islam

    Terrorist threats in Russia require a long-term, consistent strategy. But Russia's system of heavy-handed and unaccountable governance precludes strategic thinking.

    • Report

    Changes in Visa Policies of the EU Member States

    • Leszek Chajewski, Leonid Kalitenya, Nikolay Petrov, Natalia Petrova, Alexandru Platon, Olexander Sushko
    • April 03, 2010
    • Carnegie Moscow Center Report

    The visa facilitation agreements with the EU have made getting visas easier and cheaper, but they have not significantly diminished the amount of time it takes, nor have they simplified procedures for obtaining long-term multi-entry visas.

    • Op-Ed

    The Terrorism Hydra

    The March bombings in Moscow have shown that efforts by the Kremlin to quiet the North Caucasus have only made rebel leaders more desperate and more willing to resort to terrorism to achieve their goals.

    • Article

    Moscow Terrorist Attacks: Before and After

    Ending the threat of violence from the rebel groups in the North Caucasus requires long-term social, economic, and political actions, not a security clampdown which will only fuel further hatred and incite more people to join the rebel cause.

    • Paper

    Building Relations with the Muslim World

    The tense relations between the Muslim world and the rest of the world remain one of the biggest problems in global politics today. Moving forward, both sides must work together to recognize the inevitability of conflict and seek avenues for peaceful mitigation.

    • Op-Ed

    A Positive Step Toward Free Elections

    Despite improvements in the March elections, the Kremlin maintains close control over the political process, resulting in elections that were far from truly free and fair.

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