Russia: From Cold War to Cold Peace

Russia: From Cold War to Cold Peace

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s, there was a chance for cooperation where there had once been conflict. And for a while it seemed friendship might replace the bitter legacy of the Cold War. But 18 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, relations between Washington and Moscow are once again icy.

Guests on this program include:

  • Yulia Latynina, columnist for Novaya Gazetta
  • Masha Lipman, political analyst at Moscow’s Carnegie Center
  • Roland Nash, chief strategist at Renaissance Capital in Moscow
  • Ludmilla Alexeeva, director of the Moscow Helsinki Group
  • James Goldgeier, professor of political science at The George Washington University
  • Warren Christopher, former Secretary of State
  • Anthony Lake, former National Security Advisor
  • Strobe Talbott, former Deputy Secretary of State
  • Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russian and Eurasian Affairs
  • Alexander Vershbow, former Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council
  • Georgy Kurkuk, Political Advisor to the UN Regional Representative in Mitrovica, Kosovo
  • Andrei Dronov, head of the Russian Chancery in Kosovo
  • Pat Davis Szymczak, owner of Eurasia Energy Media in Moscow
  • Dmitri Trenin, Deputy Director at the Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Fyodor Lukyanov, editor in chief of Russia in Global Affairs
Segment 1

Despite over 400 daily newspapers in circulation, the Russian media has experienced a repeal of its press freedoms. In the first segment, Ray Suarez looks at how President Putin has retained his popularity despite cracking down on political and press freedoms in Russia.

Segment 2

Andrea Koppel takes us through Russia’s struggle to find its footing and climb back as a major power in a world dominated by the United States.

Segment 3

Garrick Utley reports on the Clinton administration’s efforts to continue with NATO expansion without damaging US–Russia relations.

Segment 4

Ray Suarez explores Russia's position on the independence of Kosovo and what it says about Russia’s foreign policy.