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Garry Kasparov Keynote, Milton Friedman Prize 2014

May 22, 2014 More
Garry Kasparov Keynote, Milton Friedman Prize 2014

Garry Kasparov Keynote Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty 2014 Cato Institute Event – New York City – The Waldorf Astoria – May 21, 2014 Thank you for inviting me here today to speak about a few topics dear to my Soviet-born heart: individual freedom, limited government, and traditional American values! If only my die-hard […]

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Open Letter to Guy Verhofstadt on Eve of EU Presidential Debate

May 14, 2014 More
Open Letter to Guy Verhofstadt on Eve of EU Presidential Debate

Dear Mr. Verhofstadt, I write to you out of deep concern over the crisis in Ukraine and what it means for the future of Europe and the world. Tomorrow is the European Union Presidential Debate. You and the other main candidates will discuss many important topics, to be sure, but the greatest crisis the EU […]

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Putin Is Basking in an ‘Astonishing Leadership Vacuum’ | TIME.com

January 7, 2014 More
Putin Is Basking in an ‘Astonishing Leadership Vacuum’ | TIME.com

TIME.COM  By Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Garry Kasparov. Since Vladimir Putin’s official return to power in 2012, the Russian President seems to have set his mind on teaching the rest of the world a few simple lessons. First, that he shall not be underestimated on the international stage; second, that Moscow will keep reasserting control over […]

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On cause and effect

December 31, 2013 More
On cause and effect

Garry Kasparov: The persecution of dissenters and opponents after the Olympics will only accelerate. The news of the sudden release of Russia’s #1 political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky gave birth to multiple stories explaining the development. Some assumed that it was ordered by Putin to assure the presence of certain world leaders at the Sochi Olympics. […]

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Putin’s Pawn: Forget Chess or Checkers – Obama Forfeited

September 19, 2013 More
Putin’s Pawn: Forget Chess or Checkers – Obama Forfeited

“History is longer than the news cycle or a term of office,” writes the chess champion. From the Time: Putin’s Pawn: Forget Chess or Checkers—Obama Forfeited  By Garry Kasparov September 18th, 2013 TIME There has been a surplus of trite chess metaphors thrown around during world’s response to the civil war in Syria. As a former world […]

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`Russia Is a Dictatorship Now’: Kasparov

September 18, 2013 More
`Russia Is a Dictatorship Now’: Kasparov

Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) –- On today’s “Reganomix,” Human Rights Foundation Chairman Garry Kasparov discuses Vladimir Putin, the political situation in Russia and “The Machine,” the new play about his famous chess match against an IBM computer. He speaks with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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“Putin is not acting in good faith” @ CNN with Anderson Cooper

September 18, 2013 More
“Putin is not acting in good faith” @ CNN with Anderson Cooper

In the interview with Anderson Cooper of CNN, Garry discusses US and Russia’s deal on Syria, Putin’s Op Ed in New York Times and the failure of Obama administration to show leadership. In response to Putin’s Op Ed in New York Times, Garry responded on Twitter: “While Putin was writing for the NY Times with […]

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#Putin #Russia #Human Rights @ MSNBC

September 18, 2013 More
#Putin #Russia #Human Rights @ MSNBC

Garry discusses anti-gay law, human rights and upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics in Putin’s Russia with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

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Putin, Up Close and Personal

September 16, 2013 More
Putin, Up Close and Personal

In his interview with Mary Kissel of the Wall Street Journal’s, Garry points out the lack of leadership in Obama’s approach to Syria and the way Putin used it to prop up his own international image.  “Putin uses the weakness of the White House to present himself as the real leader,” he said, adding, ” […]

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“We DO NOT want changes”

August 28, 2013 More
“We DO NOT want changes”

With Moscow’s mayoral election now only two weeks away, the topic has come to dominate Russian news and political dimensions. The excessive confidence of pro-Kremlin forces made some experts predict a release of some compromising material that would spell political doom and destruction for the main opposition candidate, Alexei Navalny. With the election clock ticking […]

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