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Revisionism
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In Putin’s Russia, History Is Subversive

Putin is re-writing the past to justify authoritarianism in the present.

Defending the Indefensible
The Kremlin’s Western Lawyers

Russia is increasingly turning to armies of legal professionals to press its interests and bully its detractors in the West.

Putin's Plans
To See Syria’s Future, Look at Chechnya

Putin has tried turning a civil war into a counter-terrorism operation before. It’s unlikely to work out so well for him this time.

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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.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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