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James Carden

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James Carden served as an Advisor to the US-Russia Presidential Commission at the US State Department. Since then, he has contributed articles on US-Russia policy to The National Interest, The Moscow Times and was featured in the BBC's 'best of' global opinion roundup. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Currently he is a Contributing Editor to The Nation.

12.10.2016

Trump, Clinton and the great realignment in American politics

Trump, Clinton and the great realignment in American politics

The Democratic and Republican parties appear to be in the midst of a fundamental change in how they approach foreign policy

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28.07.2016

Trump, Clinton trade barbs over Russia

Trump, Clinton trade barbs over Russia

While mention of Russia has been relatively limited at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, it’s clear that Russia is still a very polarizing topic in this year’s U.S. presidential campaign

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24.05.2016

Would Trump’s presidency improve US-Russian relations?

Would Trump’s presidency improve US-Russian relations?

The growing consensus is that Donald Trump, if elected U.S. president, would push for stronger relations with Russia. But is that really the case?

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14.04.2016

The cost of war in Eastern Ukraine, two years later

The cost of war in Eastern Ukraine, two years later

Until there is progress in implementing the Minsk agreements and some form of economic aid, the situation in Eastern Ukraine will continue to deteriorate – or perhaps even collapse entirely

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08.06.2015

New escalation of violence in Donbas: the end of Minsk agreements?

New escalation of violence in Donbas: the end of Minsk agreements?

Despite disturbing signs that there has been an uptick in violence in eastern Ukraine, the Minsk 2 ceasefire is unlikely to collapse for now. But sooner or later, Kiev will have to come to the negotiating table

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16.04.2015

Minsk II is hanging by a thread

Minsk II is hanging by a thread

Clearly neither side is in any mood to back down and so we should expect a major springtime offensive in the Donbas sooner rather than later

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25.11.2014

Dismissing Hagel won't dismiss cloud hanging over US-Russian relations

Dismissing Hagel won't dismiss cloud hanging over US-Russian relations

In the aftermath of the departure of Chuck Hagel as U.S. Defense Secretary, little is expected to change in the way the U.S. military establishment views Russia

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21.08.2014

The history of the Cold War as it has never been told

The history of the Cold War as it has never been told

"The Triumph of Improvisation" analyzes the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union by revisiting the strategic legacy of the Reagan-Gorbachev era

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01.07.2014

Who's really playing a zero-sum game in Ukraine?

Who's really playing a zero-sum game in Ukraine?

While the West accuses Russia of territorial ambitions in Ukraine, it is actually the U.S. and NATO that have forced Russia’s hand in the post-Soviet space

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10.03.2014

The UN has a role to play in the Ukraine crisis

The UN has a role to play in the Ukraine crisis

In Ukraine, there may be no good options for resolving the crisis, but the “least bad” option would be a settlement brokered by the UN

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20.02.2014

Are Sochi's critics prepping Obama for an intervention in Syria?

Are Sochi's critics prepping Obama for an intervention in Syria?

What's behind efforts to poison American public opinion towards Russia?

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19.12.2013

Ukrainians, prepare to be disappointed

Ukrainians, prepare to be disappointed

If past experience is any guide, Kiev’s Euromaidan protesters should not rely on promises of future American support – especially if these promises come from high-level U.S. politicians

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14.11.2013

In search of a worthy successor to the reset

In search of a worthy successor to the reset

While the reset in the U.S.-Russian relationship has had its fair share of notable achievements, it’s time to develop a new framework for cooperation between the two nations

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01.11.2013

Mr. Putin: Time to address Katyn

Mr. Putin: Time to address Katyn

How the relationship between Russia and Poland develops over the coming months is now largely in the hands of Vladimir Putin

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02.10.2013

Angst over a Russian-dominated Middle East

Angst over a Russian-dominated Middle East

Critics in the U.S. who worry about Russia’s growing presence in the Middle East should take a closer look at Russia’s underlying interests and motives in the region

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23.08.2013

US Senators Miss the Point on Snowden

US Senators Miss the Point on Snowden

The Snowden case indicates that it's probably time to reconsider the efficacy, to say nothing of the desirability, of the post-9/11 national security leviathan

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