The Institute for Democracy and Cooperation has as one of its main functions the task of studying and analyzing the US political, economic, and human rights landscape so as to inform the Russian audience of the general social climate in the States. Our research provides Russian citizens with information relevant to the improvement of US-Russian relations that encompasses all spheres of communications: from cultural to business overviews underlining the most politically salient issues of the day. Reports to date include Human Rights reports on the US from 2009 to 2011, the issue of gun ownership in the US, illegal immigration, issues of the US prison system, government debt, and the electoral process.
Our reports are routinely presented to the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., the scholarly community in Russia that studies the US, as well as all American scholars in the field of US-Russian relations who speak Russian. These reports are published on our website and are free to download. You can find them (in Russian) on the Russian version of this webpage. Their English translations are forthcoming.
The State of Human Rights in the U.S. 2013
The Death of Maxim Kuzmin and the State of Mental Health Care in the United States
The United States After the First Obama Term
The State of Human Rights Protection in the United States