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Anders Åslund
Power Play
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Putin’s Great Purge

KGB generals and old cronies are falling left and right, as Putin tries to consolidate power.

Russia Watch
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Why We Need Kremlinology Again

How a careful study of behind-the-scenes power struggles can open a window into a closed society.

Combating Corruption
Europe Needs More Transparency

Combating illicit financial flows and rooting out corruption are matters of national security.

Parsing Putin
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Russia’s 19th-Century Approach in Syria

Vladimir Putin’s Presidency is reminiscent of the strategies and rhetoric used by the 19th-Century Czar, Nicholas I.

Winter Is Coming
Russia’s Output Will Slump Sharply in 2015

Sanctions, falling oil prices, and poor structural economic policy point to a bad year.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

TAI elsewhere

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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