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David J. Kramer

David J. Kramer, a former assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor in the George W. Bush administration, is executive director of the George W. Bush Institute and chairs the board of the Free Russia Foundation.

Articles by David J. Kramer

April 19, 2023 5:30 am

My Friend, the Traitor

Vladimir Kara-Murza, one of Russia's greatest patriots, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
David J. Kramer
October 27, 2022 5:30 am

Russian Infighting Could Be Just What Ukraine Needs

Putin's confidants have turned on the Ministry of Defense.
David J. Kramer
September 30, 2022 5:30 am

Putin Compounds His Bad Decisions

The partial mobilization and annexations he ordered will make his life harder, not easier.
David J. Kramer
March 9, 2022 5:30 am

What the Ukrainians Are Fighting For

It’s not just their country, and it’s not just their fight.
David J. Kramer
January 27, 2022 5:30 am

Biden Is Learning How to Deal with Putin

The era of seeking a “predictable and stable” relationship seems to be over. Will an era of seriousness follow?
David J. Kramer
November 12, 2021 5:30 am

Time for the U.S. and E.U. to Get Tough with Georgia

The government’s apparent glee at abusing the country’s former president merits a more serious response from the West.
David J. Kramer
May 24, 2021 5:30 am

Is Biden Going Soft on Putin?

The administration is signaling it wants to reach an understanding with Moscow. Its predecessors made the same mistake.
David J. Kramer
November 17, 2020 5:30 am

Pompeo Plays Favorites in the Georgia Runoffs

The secretary of state’s trip to the rickety Caucasus democracy could exacerbate an already tense political standoff.
David J. Kramer
July 21, 2020 5:17 am

Mike Pompeo Has Given Up Being Secretary of State

Although his job is to advocate for American interests abroad, the secretary of state is much more concerned about prosecuting…
David J. Kramer
June 20, 2020 5:31 am

Corruption and Coverup in Mike Pompeo’s State Department

Under Sec. Pompeo, Foggy Bottom has reached new depths of opacity and abuse of office.
David J. Kramer