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Alina Polyakova
Unpacking the "Trump Effect"
Will Populist Leaders Make Voters Love Putin?

Despite recent shifts, most voters still don’t like Russia. But dislike for the establishment is strong and growing, and Vladimir Putin is exploiting the opening.

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Justice for the Victims of Flight MH17

The just-released Dutch-led report on the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine should bolster the case for renewing sanctions on Putin’s lawless regime.

After Austria
Playing With Fire

Austria’s presidential elections last week should be a wake-up call to centrist European parties. Did they get the message?

Far-Right Rising
Europe’s Failing Dream

Europe’s failure to create a coherent civic identity for its citizens has left the door open for the continent’s various far-right parties. And they’re not hesitating to seize the opportunity.

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The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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