Nikolai Zlobin

USA

President, Center on Global Interests, Washington, DC, USA (since 2012).

Member, editorial boards of several international academic and political periodicals.

Previous positions: Senior Fellow and Director, Russian and Asian Programs, Center for Defense Information, World Security Institute, USA; executive __-editor of Demokratizatsiya, the Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization (USA).

Research interests: Russian domestic and foreign politics; international relations and international security; relations between the United States and Russia, as well as the United States and the nations of the former Soviet Union; and the politics and history of post-Soviet countries.

Author of 23 books and more than 250 academic articles on policy, history and international security published in 17 languages.

Selected publications: Russkiy virazh. Kuda idet Rossia (coauthored with Vladimir Solovyov, 2014); America – Ischadie Raya (2013); America… A Nice Place to Live (2012); Putin-Medvedev. What’s next? (co-authored with Vladimir Solovyov,2010).

Materials

Syria Comes Up As the Best and Worst of 2013 in the Valdai Club Poll
30.12.2013
Valdai Club experts were polled on the results of 2013 and the most important events that influenced or changed international affairs. The majority of the experts polled believe that the most positive
Putin is a Strong and Systemic Politician
27.12.2013
Vladimir Putin has a fairly clear vision that may be accepted or rejected, but not denied. The problem is that his opponents are trying to argue with him about details rather than offer an alternative

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Valdai Club members: Value system in Russia should focus on the future
19.09.2013
According to experts of the Valdai International Discussion Club, Russia is going through a transition period and needs a new value system that reflects the great Russian culture of the past, while
Russia Has Not Yet Created an Attractive Identity Model
11.09.2013
If there comes a time when Russians want to live in Russia, or people in other countries want to live as people in Russia live, this will mean that Russia has become the most influential country in

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No Agenda for Obama-Putin Meeting
09.08.2013
There is no need to worry about the cancellation of Obama-Putin meeting. It was not quite obvious to Americans why the two presidents should meet face to face. These meetings breed excessively high

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Everyone Eat Our Dust!
02.08.2013
Alexei Navalny’s team has as little tolerance and ability to listen to others as the authorities. It seems they can’t abide criticism, because only enemies criticize and then only for money.

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Russia: Regaining Its Position as a Leading World Newsmaker
08.07.2013
If ideas, news and stories (especially positive ones) from a country are not published on the front pages of newspapers or reported on TV on a regular basis, it feels the country shrinks on

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Political parties in Russia are becoming a thing of the past
20.06.2013
The formation of the Russian Popular Front (RPF) could be a positive development in Russian politics. While it is clear that Russia still lacks a full-fledged multiparty system, the fact is

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Magnitsky List Runs Counter to Russian and US Interests
18.04.2013
The Magnitsky Act is a political mistake of the US elite and is unlikely to produce the desired results. This is potentially dangerous because the new law is unlikely to be short-lived. Just like the

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Civic Platform – One More Chance for Mikhail Prokhorov
15.11.2012
One of the main features of the Civic Platform party is its Federal Civic Committee, which unites people involved in the party’s projects without them being members of it. The time of traditional

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Battle for the White House: Final Arrangements
02.11.2012
Obama is better for Russia, but it is unclear what to expect of him in a second term. Russian-U.S. relations will continue to be both predictable and unpredictable – any escalation in tensions will

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Magnitsky Bill and Russian National Interests
03.07.2012
Russia should operate based on its national interests. If Russian national interests require that certain U.S. officials are banned from entering Russia, then the Russian Foreign Ministry should do so

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