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Published on: January 13, 2016
How the West Misjudged Russia Part 1
What Do the Normativists Stand For?

How do Russia and the West see one another? What are the experts’ views on the confrontation between Russia and the West? How do the pundits explain the Russo-Ukrainian war and Russia’s Syrian gambit? What are the roots of the mythology about Russia in the West, and why has the West failed to predict and understand Russia’s trajectory? These questions and more will be discussed in this essay and in the series to follow.

Lilia Shevtsova is nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a member of TAI's editorial board. The author wishes to thank Daniel Kennelly for his editorial assistance with this series of essays.
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