Dmitri Trenin

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Dmitri  Trenin

Dmitri Trenin is Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. Prior to joining Carnegie in 1994, he served in the Soviet and Russian Armed Forces. He is the author of a number of books, including “Getting Russia Right” (2007) and “Post-Imperium: A Story of Post-Soviet Eurasia” (2011, forthcoming).

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La Russia che torna in Medio Oriente

L’intervento russo in Siria rappresenta una svolta rispetto all’assetto mondiale successivo alla fine della guerra fredda. Il Medio Oriente è diventato per Mosca un’occasione di rientro sulla scena geopolitica, con l’obiettivo di riposizionarsi nel grande continente euroasiatico...

Moscow’s careful stance on Libya

Russia’s decision to abstain on the UN Security Council resolution 1973 has marked a new milestone in the evolution of Moscow’s foreign policy. Up to now, it felt compelled to veto any Western use of force against sovereign states: in part to avoid creating potentially dangerous precedents, in part to check the use of American power worldwide...

Russia-Turkey: a farewell to arms

My Turkish friend and I sometimes argue about how many wars Russia and Turkey have waged in the history of their relationship. I say, 11; he counts 14. What we both agree on is that, in the past 20 years, there has been a major, and positive, turnaround in the old relationship. Wars have become stuff for academics to ponder over...

Russia and Egypt: an old relationship

In 1972, in one of the most sweeping expulsions of foreign government personnel, President Anwar Sadat, Hosni Mubarak’s predecessor, ordered 20,000 Soviet military advisers and their dependents out of the country. At a stroke, he took Egypt out of the Soviet orbit and dealt a major blow to Moscow’s overall position in the Middle East...

Interview with Dmitri Trenin, terror in Moscow

No one has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on January 24th which killed 35 people and injured dozens. While Russian investigators still have not named suspects, it’s almost certain that terrorism in Moscow comes again from the North Caucasus...