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Paul Goble

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American analyst, writer and columnist focusing on Russia and Eurasia, former special adviser on Soviet Nationality Issues and Baltic affairs to U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, former CIA analyst, former senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

29.09.2015

Putin tries to change the subject at the UN – and fails

Putin tries to change the subject at the UN – and fails

There are three reasons why Putin’s address to the UN General Assembly, in which he sought to change the subject of debate from Ukraine to Syria, failed to resonate with the West

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04.06.2015

Russian blacklist of EU leaders is logical but counterproductive

Russian blacklist of EU leaders is logical but counterproductive

There are several important reasons why the Kremlin’s creation of a blacklist could backfire and further strain diplomatic relations between Russia and the EU

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14.05.2015

Kerry's visit gives Putin a victory – at least for now

Kerry's visit gives Putin a victory – at least for now

Kerry’s arrival in Sochi and the upbeat comments following his meetings with President Putin should be seen as a reflection of American weakness and Russian strength

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20.04.2015

Presidential race not a good guide to US policy on Russia after 2016

Presidential race not a good guide to US policy on Russia after 2016

It’s tempting to predict the future of U.S.-Russian relations by analyzing the candidates currently running for president. But that would be a mistake for three big reasons

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09.02.2015

No one should have been surprised by Lavrov's reception in Munich

No one should have been surprised by Lavrov's reception in Munich

We no longer live in a geopolitical era in which nations and states share the same values or interests. The sharply critical reaction to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s speech in Munich is just the latest proof of that

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08.12.2014

House Resolution 758: Russia has been warned

House Resolution 758: Russia has been warned

As indicated from House Resolution 758, most Americans don’t approve Russia’s actions in Ukraine. But it doesn’t mean the U.S. is ready to escalate the confrontation

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16.11.2014

Putin's early exit from G20 does not bode well for Russia on world stage

Putin's early exit from G20 does not bode well for Russia on world stage

The Russian president’s early departure from the G20 is almost certain to make it easier for the West to portray Russia as both unwilling and unprepared to negotiate seriously about the future of Ukraine

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05.06.2014

Why it matters that Russia and the US remember Normandy differently

Why it matters that Russia and the US remember Normandy differently

Both Russia and the U.S. have very different expectations on how to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. That could make it difficult for Obama or Putin to achieve their political goals in Europe this week

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28.11.2013

Five reasons for the US to be grateful to Russians this Thanksgiving

Five reasons for the US to be grateful to Russians this Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is a special time for Americans to reflect on the various ways that Russia has helped to shape the modern world

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07.08.2013

Obama threads the needle with Russia

Obama threads the needle with Russia

By canceling the Moscow summit, President Obama solves a growing number of domestic and foreign policy concerns

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