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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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Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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