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From: "Marina Barnett" <mbarnett@ceip.org>
Subject: Carnegie Russia Newsletter
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Russian and Eurasian Program E-Newsletter

June 2006

In this Issue:

G-8 Summit 2006
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC and the Carnegie Moscow Center will be holding a series of discussions, press conferences, and meetings in Washington and Moscow in preparation for the G8 Summit from July 15-17 in St. Petersburg. For Carnegie resources on the G8 Summit, including upcoming and past events, publications and expertise, visit the G8 Summit 2006 Page.
Related Event:
"The Russian Economy and the Upcoming G-8 Summit" with Aleksei Kudrin, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation . Full text transcript is available.
Related Publication:
"A Summit Scant Remembered," by Rose Gottemoeller, The Moscow Times , April 28, 2006.

U.S.-Russian Relations

"Does Russia Need the West?"
On May 30, 2006 the Carnegie Moscow Center hosted a conference on Russia-West Relations, featuring presentations by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, H.E. William Burns, Ambassador of the United States to the Russian Federation, and Yevgeny Velikhov, Secretary of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation. Full text transcripts available.
Related Event:

"Russia 's New Policy of Strength: Style of Substance" with Dmitri Trenin, Deputy Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center .
Related Publications:
"Look Who's Back," by Andrew C. Kuchins, Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2006.
"Fear of the West in Russia," by Masha Lipman, The Washington Post, May 2, 2006.
"Russia and the Iranian Nuclear Crisis," by Alexei Arbatov, Web Commentary, May 23, 2006.  
"The Russia Card," by Rose Gottemoeller, New York Times, May 3, 2006.

Related Publication:
" Will the Authoritarians of the World Unite?" by Andrew C. Kuchins, The Moscow Times, March 28, 2006.

"Russia : How Sovereign? How Democratic?"

Sergei Markov Michael McFaul Debate on Russian democracy and the causes of poor U.S.-Russian relations. Markov, Director of the Institute for Political Studies in Moscow and Head of Russia's Public Forum on International Affairs, claimed Russia is becoming more democratic and blamed U.S. foreign policy for making the process more difficult. He predicted the West would see Russia 's Chechnya policy as a success in five years. McFaul, Senior Associate with the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment, stressed the genuine political competition in 1990s Russia and called the debate over U.S. policy an excuse for democratic backsliding. Full text transcript is available.
Related Event:
"Elections in Russia's Overmanaged Democracy" with Nikolay Petrov of the Carnegie Moscow Center 's Program on Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions.
Related Publications:
"A Month of Consolidation," by Nikolay Petrov, The Moscow Times, May 16, 2006. 
" Russia's No Democracy. So What?" by Michael A. McFaul and James M. Goldgeier, The Washington Post , April 9, 2006.
"Organizing a Civil Society," by Nikolay Petrov, The Moscow Times, April 4, 2006. 
"Governors' Appointments: First Year Results," by Nikolay Petrov, Carnegie Moscow Center Briefing Paper, Vol. 8, Issue 3, April 2006 (In Russian).

The Caucasus
Related Publication:
How Chechnya Voted (in Russian)
Alexey Malashenko, an observer of elections in Chechnya in 1997, 2003, 2004 and 2005, reviews his previous interviews and publications and provides updated comments from a current perspective.

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