Articles by William Burns



'What' Not 'Who' Will Shape Russia in 2008

As the 200th anniversary year of formal diplomatic ties between Russia and the United States comes to a close, it is a natural moment to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. That is not exactly an easy thing to do these days. In our broader relationship, mutual frustration often obscures mutual interest.

'What' Not 'Who' Will Shape Russia in 2008

As the 200th anniversary year of formal diplomatic ties between Russia and the United States comes to a close, it is a natural moment to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. That is not exactly an easy thing to do these days. In our broader relationship, mutual frustration often obscures mutual interest.

Bringing the WTO Into the Relationship

Russia has transformed itself from a debtor nation into a creditor.

The Case for Energy Cooperation

In less than a month the Group of Eight will convene for a summit in St. Petersburg, and energy security will loom large on the summit's agenda.