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Eugene Bai

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Eugene Bai is an expert in Latin America and an experienced international journalist, contributor to The New Times, Novaya Gazeta and Expert magazine.

17.04.2015

Did Russia lose Cuba to the Americans?

Did Russia lose Cuba to the Americans?

After the historic meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in Panama, Russian experts are preoccupied with the question of the Kremlin losing its historic ally in Latin America

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07.04.2015

Sorry, but soft power is not a part of the Russian tradition

Sorry, but soft power is not a part of the Russian tradition

Russian soft power has experienced its share of ups and downs. Even showcase instruments of soft power – such as RT – have met with their share of criticism, leading to concerns that “soft power” is simply not in Russia’s political lexicon

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01.04.2015

Yemen and Ukraine: The victory of realpolitik?

Yemen and Ukraine: The victory of realpolitik?

The Yemen bombing and the ongoing Ukraine crisis reveal the essence of realpolitik. Such thinking grounded in reality rather than ideology may bring about a compromise between Russia and the U.S.

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25.03.2015

The scary resurgence of nationalism in Europe and Russia

The scary resurgence of nationalism in Europe and Russia

After the controversial summit of Russian and European far-right nationalists in St. Petersburg, the threat of extreme nationalism making political inroads across Europe is becoming increasingly ominous

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20.03.2015

The Russian military: From mind games to war games

The Russian military: From mind games to war games

There has been a dangerous escalation in the chances for a potential military confrontation between Russia and the West, especially if the Kremlin decides to expand the “Russian world” beyond Ukraine

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19.02.2015

Russia's new 'Trojan horse' strategy for breaking European unity

Russia's new 'Trojan horse' strategy for breaking European unity

Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to Hungary has many foreign policy analysts discussing the shifting perceptions of Russia in Europe’s capitals

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17.02.2015

Containment: Russia's new strategy for Latin America

Containment: Russia's new strategy for Latin America

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's visit to three countries of Latin America could indicate that the Kremlin plans to extend its presence in the region, despite the economic crisis at home and the escalating Ukraine crisis

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03.02.2015

The information war between the US and Russia is just getting started

The information war between the US and Russia is just getting started

Russian propaganda efforts could soon run up against greater competition from the United States, which is looking for new ways to reach Russia’s population and counter the Kremlin’s ability to control the news cycle

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21.01.2015

What is behind the Kremlin’s sensitive response to Obama’s speech?

What is behind the Kremlin’s sensitive response to Obama’s speech?

Russia’s emotional response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech might be accounted for by both Russia’s historic inferiority complex and the mounting toll of the country’s current economic difficulties

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20.01.2015

Putin's Orthodox conservatives vs. Russia's unorthodox liberals

Putin's Orthodox conservatives vs. Russia's unorthodox liberals

The conservative-patriarchal conception of life, featuring a strong leader and state, still dominates the consciousness of the overwhelming majority of Russians - much to the chagrin of the nation’s liberals

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18.12.2014

Russian neocons on US-Cuba ties: Misplaced concern

Russian neocons on US-Cuba ties: Misplaced concern

Obama’s move to restore relations with Cuba, the Soviet Union’s great Cold War ally, made some Russian conservatives uneasy. Their concern is misplaced

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21.11.2014

Russia, Venezuela and Iran: Axis of oil

Russia, Venezuela and Iran: Axis of oil

Moscow, Tehran and Caracas are discussing measures to prevent the downward spike in global oil prices. But will they succeed?

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07.11.2014

Russia tries to figure out what's next with the Republicans

Russia tries to figure out what's next with the Republicans

How will the results of the midterm elections in the United States – which saw the Republicans regain control of the U.S. Senate – influence Washington’s foreign policy toward Russia? Maybe there’s not a reason to be concerned

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03.11.2014

Can Russia lobby its way out of Western sanctions?

Can Russia lobby its way out of Western sanctions?

Russian companies struggling with the impact of Western sanctions are adopting a tried-and-true tactic from their Western counterparts – they are hiring powerful lobbyists to work behind the scenes

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17.10.2014

Russia hopes relationship with Brazil doesn't run into BRIC wall

Russia hopes relationship with Brazil doesn't run into BRIC wall

Presidential elections are underway in Brazil that could fundamentally change the political and economic outlook for Latin America’s largest country. Should Russia be concerned?

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27.08.2014

Will Obama's strategy of leading from behind work with ISIS?

Will Obama's strategy of leading from behind work with ISIS?

The scale of the ISIS threat in the Middle East is unprecedented. But is the Obama administration up to the task of dealing with it?

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16.07.2014

Could Putin's Latin America trip end Russia's international isolation?

Could Putin's Latin America trip end Russia's international isolation?

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tour of Latin America, which has included stops in Cuba and Nicaragua as well as Brazil, is leading to speculation about Russia’s renewed interest in the region

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