Suddenly there is a tiny bright spot on the decidedly bleak social canvass of Vladimir Putin's Russia. For the first time in history, the Russians will be able to turn right on red.
Since the end of the Cold War, the Netherlands has sharply decreased its defense spending while inflating domestic welfare spending. However, the Netherlands' North Atlantic Treaty Organization membership and potential strategic importance require more defense spending.
Although U.S. President Barack Obama has signaled lately that he will attempt to revive the "reset" with Russia, Washington's best option may well be a strategic pause: a much-scaled-down mode of interaction that reflects the growing disparity in values and objectives between the two countries yet preserves frank dialogue and even cooperation in a few select areas.
As US President Barack Obama begins a second term, it is worth asking what Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy goals are and what US priorities toward Russia should be.
In the new report "Addressing Russia's mounting human resources crisis," Nicholas Eberstadt, Hans Groth, and Judy Twigg look at Russia's demographic challenges, how they are likely to affect the nation's workforce in the years to come, and why the US should care.
In the greatest Russian novel of the 20th century, Vasily Grossman's "Life and Fate," there is a conversation, sometime in late 1942, between the commandant of a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp, Liss, and one of his prisoners, an old Bolshevik named Mostovskoy.
The relationship between the United States and Russia is going through a difficult time. The “reset” policy has come to a logical end, but new ways of cooperation have not yet been found.
As the controversy over climate policy has grown, it has been said that greenhouse gas (GHG) control is too hard but solar radiation management (SRM) is too easy. Join AEI for a discussion of the potential economic benefits, as well as the risks of SRM with Lee Lane, J. Eric Bickel and Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling. A reception will follow.
At this event, panelists will address pension reform challenges by presenting the results of three research papers commissioned by AEI through a generous grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Mark Warshawsky, a well-known expert in retirement finance and a newly appointed commissioner, will explain the implications of a publicly funded long-term care insurance program. Then a panel will debate whether another government program the best way to ensure that families can afford to provide the necessary services for their aging loved ones.