Articles by Marshall I. Goldman



A Shortage of Social Security

As the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum gets under way, it is striking to compare how much difference a year makes.

Avoiding Another Lost Opportunity

Many historians make a living out of searching for ""lost opportunities.""

Russia's Big Bang

Given how rapidly Russia moved from near-bankruptcy in 1998 to what seemed like unprecedented prosperity in 2007 and early 2008, perhaps we should not be surprised that Russian financial markets have been hit even harder than those in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Predicting the Next Aug. 17

What is there about modern-day Russia and the month of August? Each year it is rare that the month passes without Moscow finding itself caught up in some history-making event. This year it is the war with Georgia.

Putin Should Follow George Washington

President Vladimir Putin showed the world how powerful he really is when he gave the world a signal that he would be willing to become Russia's prime minister.

Putin Should Follow George Washington

President Vladimir Putin showed the world how powerful he really is when he gave the world a signal that he would be willing to become Russia's prime minister.

An Economy at Risk

While most Russians have nothing but praise for what President Vladimir Putin has accomplished, the way he has handled the recent Cabinet shuffle raises the question as to who benefits more from this exercise, Putin or Russia?

Kremlin Capitalism

Putin warned the oligarchs early on to stay out of politics. Russia now finds itself with what we can call ""Kremlin oligarchs.""

Kremlin Has Forgotten the Lessons of the Past

Fiasco is probably not a strong enough word to characterize the way the government and President Vladimir Putin have handled the Yukos affair.

Problems of Unstable Privatization Edifice

Apparently Anders Aslund has no hesitation in urging investors again to plunge into the Russian market.

Loans Keep Crisis Alive

The Troubled Economy