4Oct, 2017

Why Russia Fears America’s Missile Defenses

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The National Interest | September 29, 2017
By Dave Majumdar

In recent weeks, Russia has conducted a number of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests with experimental payloads that are designed to penetrate advanced missile defenses. The idea is to ensure that Russian nuclear weapons can reach their targets even in the event that their targets are protected […]

20Jun, 2017

Interview: Applying Lessons Of The Cold War To Current U.S.-Russia Relations

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NPR, WVXU Cincinnati | June 15, 2017
By Mark Heyne

Ambassador Matlock was in Cincinnati this week for the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council speaker series America Faces Its Global Challenges. He spoke with us about lessons from the Cold War and how they can apply to public policy today…

25May, 2017

Matlock and Djerejian Talk Stalin’s Monument and Meeting with Mikoyan

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Media Max |May 23, 2017
By Areg Galstyan

The last U.S. Ambassador to USSR Jack Matlock and one of USA’s best Middle East experts, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Syria Edward Djerejian delivered speeches today at the conference “End of Transition Armenia 25 years On, Now What?” organized by USC Institute of Armenian Studies.

Jack Matlock said he first […]

27Mar, 2017

Jack Matlock on Exploring Russia and Putin’s Motives

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Duke Today | March 21, 2017
By Julie Schoonmaker
Jack Matlock, former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union and a current Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University, discusses Russia’s motivations for hacking Democratic National Committee emails in the months prior to the 2016 US presidential election. His comments came during a conversation with Duke Today about Russia.
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27Mar, 2017

The Diplomat Chimes In

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Duke Magazine | March 6, 2017
By Robert J. Bliwise

Here’s an exercise to focus the mind: Imagine a new nuclear-arms race with no end in sight—except, maybe, Armageddon. And so in late January, Jack Matlock’s personal website carried his “Open Message for Presidents Trump and Putin.” As the two leaders were preparing for a phone chat, the […]

8Mar, 2017

Contacts with Russian Embassy

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March 4, 2017
By Jack Matlock

Our press seems to be in a feeding frenzy regarding contacts that President Trump’s supporters had with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and with other Russian diplomats. The assumption seems to be that there was something sinister about these contacts, just because they were with Russian diplomats. As one who spent […]

23Feb, 2017

Foreign Policy Experts Argue About How to Handle Russia

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The Chronicle | February 17, 2017
By Kenrick Cai

Photo by Jim Liu | The Chronicle Two experts debated how much the United States should be involved in Russia-related international conflicts Thursday evening.

Jack Matlock, Trinity ’50 and former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, and Henry Nau, professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, […]

22Nov, 2016

Former U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union Explains how Trump Should Deal with Russia

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The Chronicle | November 22, 2016
By Caroline Brockett

Jack Matlock, a former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, discussed the the future of U.S.-Russia relations under Donald Trump’s presidency Monday evening.

A crowd of about 100 people gathered in White Lecture Hall to listen to Matlock’s perspective on Russia and the U.S. under the leadership […]

15Jun, 2016

Ex-Ambassadors Share Opposing Views on Russia

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Courthouse News Service | June 14, 2016
By Tim Ryan

WASHINGTON, DC – Two former ambassadors on Tuesday presented Congress with very different views on how the United States should handle recent aggression from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Michael McFaul, who served as ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that the […]

15Jun, 2016

Former U.S. Ambassadors Spar Over Russia, NATO, Ukraine

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty| June 15, 2016
By Mike Eckel

WASHINGTON, DC – Two former U.S. ambassadors to Russia clashed over past and future assessments of relations between Washington and Moscow and which country bears the greater responsibility for deepening bilateral tensions.

Michael McFaul and Jack Matlock delivered their remarks at a June 14 hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, […]