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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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Security of Supply

Not much, it turns out.

fighting the future

Some creative Italians have found a way to beat their country’s job-destroying Euro woes—and the powers that be have immediately organized to crush it.

the Supremes

A nuclear response would be necessary to save the Supreme Court as an institution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

More wages from Obama’s vaunted Pivot to Asia.

Golden State Blues

California’s high-end housing market is one of the most attractive for America’s rich. The market for starter homes? Not so much.

good causes & bad advocates

The organization’s reckless and misleading use of its imprimatur is poisonous for public debate.

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