Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Russian Aggression: The Path Toward a Thawed Cold War Period

By Leor Ginzburg Published November 11, 2015

Untamed by often weak and reactionary penalties of the West, Russia pursues its campaign of territorial expansion and aggressive statesmanship under the guise of humanitarianism. Slowly but surely, Russia has begun to build a transcontinental empire while concurrently seeking out ways to undermine the West.


Poor Doors: An Era of Economic Segregation

By Leor Ginzburg Published October 22, 2015

Until a recent NYS ban, dual door installations, or "poor/rich doors," allowed NYC builders to take advantage of government zoning and tax breaks while segregating low-income and market-rate tenants. This city-level issue begs the broader national question of to what extent wealth should determine a citizen's quality of life?


Shutting Down Effective Governance

By Leor Ginzburg Published March 14, 2015

There is a need for US politicians to refine governmental processes and operate in a state-centric rather than a party-centric system; viewing government shutdowns as bad publicity rather than a means by which to advance a party agenda is one key way to so do.