Could Trump Pry Russia and Iran Apart?
The outlines for how the Trump Administration thinks a “reset” with Russia might work are coming into focus. The chances for it actually working remain lower than most think.
Intel Wars Beyond the “Flynn Probe”
There doesn’t appear to be much to the so-called Flynn Probe itself, but it hints to a deeply dysfunctional dynamic existing between the intelligence community and the new Trump Administration.
A Last Effort at Sustaining Sanctions?
As opposed to many journalists, economists are evenly split as to whether sanctions on Russia will be lifted soon. Despite the President-elect’s campaign rhetoric on Russia, there’s reason to be skeptical that the sanctions’ end is nigh.
“Looking to the Future When Dealing with Putin Only Leads to Self-Deception”
TAI recently sat down with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the outspoken former head of Yukos who was jailed for ten years by Vladimir Putin. We asked the Kremlin’s leading critic in exile about his views on the current Russian regime, Donald Trump, the rise of global populism, the thorny question of Crimea, and his political ambitions.
Fake News and False Consciousness Getting Beyond the Blame Game
Fake news doesn’t make bad voters. Instead, it’s more likely that the apparent appetite for anti-establishment content on social media is a symptom of deep-seated anxiety and dissatisfaction with how things are going.
The Paradox of Renzi’s Referendum Defeat
A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.