On July 6, 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Moscow for his first meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss a wide range of issues relevant to the two nations. Below, are recent publications and comments by Dr. Andrew Kuchins.


"Room for Debate: Russia and the Perils of Personal Diplomacy"
The New York Times

"Obama Should Walk in the Woods with Putin"
The Moscow Times


"Obama Calls for Fresh Start With Russia as Two-Day Summit Ends"

"Obama Lauds Putin’s ‘Extraordinary Work’ in Visit to Mend Ties"

"Not Your Grandfather's Russian Summit"
KGO AM Radio

"Obama's Low-Key Push in Russia"
The Washington Post

"U.S., Russia Agree on Nuclear-Arms Cuts"
The Wall Street Journal

"Medvedev's Power"
WTOP Radio

"Measuring US-Russian Progress at Mending Fences"
KCRW Radio

"Obama Faces Diplomatic Test in Russia"
The Wall Street Journal

"Obama En Route to Russia Summit"
Voice of America

"Obama Aims to Repair Russian Relations With Focus on Arms Issue"

"Tough talks with Russia await Obama on trip abroad"
The Los Angeles Times

"Will Obama trade missile defense curbs for Russian arms cuts?"
The Christian Science Monitor