Alexey K. Pushkov is director of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. He is also author and anchor of a popular political TV-show Postscript. Formerly a speechwriter of Michael Gorbachev, he had a career in diplomacy and mass-media. He is also professor of diplomacy and international relations at the Moscow Institute of International Relations. He is a member of The National Interest's advisory council.
Americans think Russia is headed in the wrong direction, but perhaps they should hold the mirror up to themselves when assigning blame for the new chill in U.S.-Russia relations.
Odom's Russia: A Forum
Seven seasoned observers react to William Odom's interpretation of post-Soviet Russian reality, and Odom replies.
Don't Isolate Us: A Russian View of NATO Expansion
There was and is a wide consensus within the Russian political establishment that NATO expansion contradicts basic Russian national interests. The few dissenting voices in the Russian media and academic circles are marginal.