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Andrei Korobkov

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Andrei Korobkov is a professor of Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University. He graduated from Moscow State University and received a Ph. D. in Economics from the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia) and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Alabama. He has previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of International Economic and Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and taught at the University of Alabama. Korobkov is the author of four monographs and more than 150 other academic works, published in the US, Russia, Turkey, Portugal, and the former Yugoslavia.

14.03.2017

Why Trump backtracks on his Russia policy

Why Trump backtracks on his Russia policy

Trump’s picks for a new national security advisors and Russia ambassador — Herbert Raymond McMaster and John Huntsman, who cannot be seen as “doves” — indicate that the U.S. president is trying to find common ground with the establishment and legitimize his presidency

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02.02.2017

Trump's first days in office aggravate political crisis in the US

Trump's first days in office aggravate political crisis in the US

The election of a new president has done little to reduce the high level of political polarization in the country. If President Trump was expecting a “honeymoon period” after his inauguration, he was very much mistaken

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25.11.2016

What Obama's foreign policy legacy means for Trump

What Obama's foreign policy legacy means for Trump

Despite numerous claims within the American political and expert community that Barack Obama has been a weak president, this is not really the case. In eight years in office, Obama proved to be strong, decisive and, most importantly, consistent

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25.08.2016

The Cold War mentality and the US presidential campaign

The Cold War mentality and the US presidential campaign

Donald Trump’s foreign policy statements — especially those about Russia — may appear awkward and naïve, but they actually display an intuitive understanding of how the world has changed in the post-Cold War era

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20.07.2016

What would be the policies of a President Trump?

What would be the policies of a President Trump?

Now that Trump has officially become the Republican nominee for president, it’s time to take stock of what his character and proposed agenda would mean for the U.S. and the world

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23.02.2016

The US elections: What a Republican tragicomedy means for Russia

The US elections: What a Republican tragicomedy means for Russia

Now that the Republican Party’s moderates have demonstrated their political weakness, it’s time to consider what Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio might mean for the future of U.S.-Russian relations

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20.02.2016

The 2016 US Presidential race holds some surprises for Russia

The 2016 US Presidential race holds some surprises for Russia

The early success of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential campaign hints at changes within the U.S. political system that could hold important implications for the future of U.S.-Russian relations

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28.12.2015

US-Russia-relations in 2015: From confrontation to limited cooperation

US-Russia-relations in 2015: From confrontation to limited cooperation

As 2015 comes to an end, Russia Direct reviews the 10 most important events influencing U.S.-Russia relations over the past 12 months

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17.12.2015

Why Kerry's visit to Moscow won't improve U.S.-Russia relations

Why Kerry's visit to Moscow won't improve U.S.-Russia relations

Moscow and Washington still are unable to see eye-to-eye on a series of important diplomatic issues, due in no small part to the Obama administration’s inability to develop a coherent foreign policy for the Middle East

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07.10.2015

What Russia and the West miss in the Syrian conflict

What Russia and the West miss in the Syrian conflict

By personalizing the Syrian conflict around President Bashar Al-Assad, both Russia and the West have failed to recognize the real and most relevant aspect of the situation – the existential threat posed by ISIS to Syria's minority groups

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28.09.2015

Putin's UN speech showcases Russia's view of the global order

Putin's UN speech showcases Russia's view of the global order

Putin’s speech at the UN is further indication that the Kremlin feels more confident on the global stage. The Syria crisis and the ISIS threat are now being used by Moscow as assets to highlight its important role in dealing with global challenges

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03.09.2015

Why the 2016 US presidential elections matter to Russia

Why the 2016 US presidential elections matter to Russia

Even though it is too early to predict the winner of the 2016 presidential election, it’s not too early to reflect on the impact that this election will have on U.S.-Russia relations

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