Department of Public and International Affairs: Recent submissions

  • Katz, Mark N. (New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, 2012-03)
    How different would the foreign policy of a democratic Russia be from the foreign policy of Russia now? While some aspects of a democratic Russia’s foreign policy would be different from that of the Putin/Medvedev regime, ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-07-30)
    If you have a teenager in your house, then chances are you know something about Japanese anime manga, whether in the form of paperback comics, television series, movies, electronic games, or -- as teenagers like to say -- ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-07-23)
    At the time of Russian President Vladimir Putin's February visit to Riyadh, some Russian commentators expressed the view that improved Saudi-Russian ties were occurring at the expense of Saudi relations with America and the West.
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-07-13)
    With Russian President Vladimir Putin slated to leave office in less than a year, what can be said about how history will judge him? He definitely has positive accomplishments to boast about: restoring order after the chaos ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-07-06)
    "It may be years away, but the unification of the two Koreas is bound to occur some day -- the most likely route through the collapse of the North. This could occur because ""Dear Leader"" proves to be a threat to too many ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-06-02)
    The annual summit of the presidents of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will take place this coming August in Kyrgyzstan. The SCO groups together Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-06-25)
    Vladimir Putin's offer to contribute the Soviet-era radar installation in Azerbaijan to a ballistic missile defense system aimed at rogue states was not only a surprise to the United States, but also to Iran.
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-06-15)
    In order to prevent the United States from establishing a ballistic missile defense system aimed at Iran in Poland and the Czech Republic -- which Moscow sees as actually directed against Russia -- Russian President Vladimir ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-06-11)
    Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has pursued three main goals in the Middle East: first, to prevent the United States from becoming the predominant power there; second, to prevent the Middle East (and broader Muslim world) ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-06-05)
    Many of these columns have been critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Others have been critical of American President George W. Bush. Those who object to my criticism of Putin see me as a conservative, while those ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-05-25)
    Russia's response to Estonia's removal of a Soviet World War II war memorial from the center of the Estonian capital of Tallinn to an out-of-the-way military cemetery is outrageous, out of proportion and deeply disturbing. ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-05-21)
    The change of power from Jacques Chirac to Nicolas Sarkozy is important to France and to all Europe. But it is important for Vladimir Putin and Russia, too. Chirac is the second of the two major European leaders to leave ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-05-11)
    An Iranian-American scholar who directs the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington was jailed in Tehran earlier this week. Haleh Esfandiari had gone to Iran late last year ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-05-04)
    "What would happen if Iran announced that it had acquired nuclear weapons just before the 2008 U.S. presidential elections? To try and find out, I ran a role-playing game with this scenario in my ""War on Terrorism"" class ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-04-27)
    Boris Yeltsin, Russia's president during the 1990s, passed away earlier this week. It is tempting to point out that Russia was far freer and more democratic under Yeltsin in the 1990s than it has become under his successor, ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-04-20)
    "The U.S. government has long claimed that Iran is providing arms and training to anti-American Shiite militia groups in Iraq. For Iran to do this may be reprehensible, but is at least understandable in that the majority ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-04-13)
    There have been several attempts at democratic revolution in recent years. Some of these have succeeded, but others have failed. Why? A key factor in determining the success or failure of attempts at democratic revolution ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-04-06)
    Transnational revolutionary movements seek to promote their brand of revolution not just in one country, but in a group of countries or even the entire world. Nationalist revolutionaries, by contrast, seek to promote ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-03-30)
    Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi have met on several occasions and put on a show of being great friends and allies. Their friendship, though, appears to have little substance considering that while Chavez ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-03-23)
    While long perceived in Washington as friends, Russia and Iran clearly do not regard each other as such at present. The Russian Atomic Energy Organization, after many years of delay, has almost finished work on the nuclear ...

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