Russia is Becoming Our Enemy Again

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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  • Claudia Rosett

    For

    Claudia Rosett

    Staff Journalist-in-Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

  • Bret Stephens

    For

    Bret Stephens

    Foreign-affairs Columnist of the Wall Street Journal

  • J. Michael Waller

    For

    J. Michael Waller

    Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair in International Communication at the Institute for World Politics

  • Nina Khrushcheva

    Against

    Nina Khrushcheva

    Senior Fellow of the World Policy Institute and Professor of International Affairs at The New School

  • Robert Legvold

    Against

    Robert Legvold

    Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Political Science at Columbia University

  • Mark Medish

    Against

    Mark Medish

    Vice President for Studies of Russia, China and Eurasia at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Claudia Rosett

For The Motion

Claudia Rosett

Staff Journalist-in-Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Among other positions at the Wall Street Journal, Rosett served as a member of the editorial board (1997-2002) and reporter and bureau chief in the Moscow bureau (1993-96). She writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Commentary, American Spectator and the Weekly Standard, and makes frequent TV and radio appearances.

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Bret Stephens

For The Motion

Bret Stephens

Foreign-affairs Columnist of the Wall Street Journal

Bret is a member of the paper's editorial board, and a regular panelist of the Journal Editorial Report, a weekly political talk show carried nationally by the Fox News Channel. He was formerly editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post.

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J. Michael Waller

For The Motion

J. Michael Waller

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair in International Communication at the Institute for World Politics

Waller is the vice president for Information Operations at the Center for Security Policy and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies. Waller was a founding editor of Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, published in cooperation with American University and Moscow State University. His books include Dismantling Tyranny: Transitioning Beyond Totalitarian Regimes, edited with Ilan Berman (2006).

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Nina Khrushcheva

Against The Motion

Nina Khrushcheva

Senior Fellow of the World Policy Institute and Professor of International Affairs at The New School

Nina is the granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. She is an editor at Project Syndicate and has written numerous articles for the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Nation, Times Literary Supplement, among others. She is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics (2007).

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Robert Legvold

Against The Motion

Robert Legvold

Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Political Science at Columbia University

Robert specializes in the international relations of the post-Soviet states. He was director of The Harriman Institute at Columbia (1986-92), taught political science at Tufts, and served as senior fellow and director of the Soviet Studies Project at the Council on Foreign Relations. His most recent book is Russian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century and the Shadow of the Past (2007).

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Mark Medish

Against The Motion

Mark Medish

Vice President for Studies of Russia, China and Eurasia at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Among other positions, Medish was special assistant to the president and senior director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council (2000-01) and assistant secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs (1997-2000).

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