Title

Pre-Election Briefing on Russia

Wednesday, November 29, 1995
2:08pm
628 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Moderator(s): 
Name: 
Dorothy Taft
Title Text: 
Chief of Staff
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Robert Dahl
Title: 
Elections Specialist
Body: 
International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Name: 
Dr. Leon Aron
Title: 
Resident Scholar; Adjunct Professor
Body: 
American Enterprise Institute; Georgetown University
Name: 
Dr. Peter Stavrakis
Title: 
Acting Director; Associate Professor
Body: 
Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Institute for Scholars; University of Vermont
Name: 
Paul Goble
Title: 
Senior Fellow
Body: 
Potomac Foundation

Dorothy Taft, Chief of staff for the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, on behalf of Representative Christopher H. Smith and Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato, the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the commission, presided the pre-election briefing on Russia.

This briefing discussed the Duma and the Presidential elections in Russia, that would determinated the direction that the State will take as to European security and cooperation.

Ms. Taft was joined by four recognized specialists in Russian affairs and electoral processes that shared with the Commission their insight on the Duma elections and beyond: Mr. Robert Dahl, an elections specialist with the International Foundation for Electoral System; Dr. Leon Aron, professor of post-Communist transition in Russia; Dr. Peter Stavrakis, Director at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies; and Mr. Paul Goble, special advisor for Soviet Nationality Problems and Baltic Affairs at the State Department.

 

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