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Published on: September 15, 2014
Conrad's Counsel
The Russian Autocrat’s Eternal Return

For the Western political observer, Russia judged by common metrics always seems on the verge of being a spent force. As Joseph Conrad reminds us, Russia never seems to vanish from the map, and remains a font of imperialism and war.

Jakub Grygiel is George H.W. Bush Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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