Alexander Rahr

Germany

Research Director, German-Russian Forum.

Board member, Petersburg Dialogue; Board member, Yalta European Strategy (YES); Board member, Union of Russian Economy in Germany; Honorary Professor, Moscow State University of International Relations of the MFA of Russia (MGIMO University) and the Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

Previous positions: senior analyst, Research Institute of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Munich; Project manager, Federal Institute for East European and International Studies, Cologne; Political consultant, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica; Program Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Berlin (1994–2012).


Selected publications: biographical books of Michail Gorbachev (1986), Vladimir Putin (2002); Russland gibt Gas (2008); Putin nach Putin (2008); e Cold Friend: Why we need Russia (2011).

Awarded the Federal Merit Cross (2003), Medal on Outstanding Cooperation, Ministry on Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Materials

Russia and the G7 Summit: Much Will Depend on What Trump Wants
26.05.2017
The question of Russia's return to the G7 is not on the agenda of the summit. Trump's internal political problems, the pre-election situation in France, the UK and Germany will bring
Putin-Merkel Meeting: First Steps Towards Normalization of Relations
03.05.2017
The fact is that Russia uses the language of classical diplomacy, the language of interests. As for Europe (and Merkel in particular), the approaches of values prevail there - everyone sees

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Will Europe Make Its Own ‘Turn to the East’?
22.03.2017
Merkel may have to step over her own principles, stop looking at world trade within the constraints of liberal values and reorient itself to Asia. It’s an open question, whether China would agree to

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Turkey-EU Showdown: Is the Worst Ahead?
15.03.2017
The chasm between Turkey and the EU should be seen as a result of Europe’s urge to rescue its liberal model at all costs, hence such a tough response.The aggravation of relations between Europe and

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Why the EU Will Never Be the Same
29.11.2016
Last Sunday, German President Joachim Gauck said in an interview to Die Welt newspaper that integration in the European Union should be suspended. “Creating the EU, we developed a concept which

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Donald Trump’s Victory Gives Russian-US Relations a Chance
11.11.2016
Donald Trump’s unexpected victory has upended the US political system and its repercussions will be far-reaching. The White House and both houses of Congress are now in Republican hands, which means
MH17 Report: What Did They Do the Whole Year?
29.09.2016
Specific facts are not mentioned, only versions remain. There are no findings in this paper. Any kind of sensation, too. It was expected that perhaps they will mention the names of the people

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s Ostpolitik
12.09.2016
People in many European countries are coming to see that confrontation with Russia is fraught with serious consequences. They do not want another Cold War. This is why Steinmeier and likeminded people

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Alexander Rahr: Munich Massacre Is Not the End of Multicultural Society
23.07.2016
"I am a German and was born in Germany!" shouted the 18-year-old German-Iranian, who on July 22 killed 10 people and wounded 16 more in a shopping center in Munich.

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Russia-NATO: Forced or Unforced Dialogue?
14.07.2016
The main thing is to make the NATO-Russia Council operational, to take the Russian authority there seriously, that Russia could communicate with each member-state individually.

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Life after Brexit: What Happens After the UK Leaves the EU
24.06.2016
Britain’s historic referendum showed that a majority of voters do not want to be part of the European community, with the Eurosceptics gathering 51.9% of voters. England and Wales voted in favor

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Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Longest-Serving German Foreign Minister, Dies at 89
01.04.2016
Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who was German Foreign Mnister in 1974-1992 and played a pivotal role in German reunification, died Friday aged 89. “Genscher will be remembered as a man who took the first

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