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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.

Assassination in Ankara
What the Murder of the Russian Ambassador Might Mean

It’s probably not Sarajevo 1914 all over again. But don’t be so sure that this event will bring the Russians and Turks together, either.

A Conversation with Mikhail Khodorkovsky
“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.

Understanding the Election Meddling
What Does Russia Really Want?

The hyperventilation by the press over Russian interference in our elections is playing right into Putin’s hands.

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.

Europe's Mess
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.

Trumpquake Cont'd.
Coal in Brussels’ Stocking in Early December?

Early next month, two pivotal votes will happen in Europe on the very same day. The establishment is worried.

Spy vs. Spy
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Did Moscow Botch a Coup in Montenegro?

A murky tale of spycraft, diplomacy and intrigue in the Balkans suggests that Russia’s secret services are ratcheting up their efforts to an unprecedented degree.

Putin’s “Compatriots”

How Moscow manipulates the Russian diaspora in Eastern Europe to gain influence and sometimes territory.

Pipeline Politics
What TurkStream Means

Turkey gets discount gas, but Russia gets to turn the screws on Ukraine while securing its hold on the European market—for now.

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