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Marius Laurinavicius
A Putin Problem or a Russia Problem?
We Are Fooling Ourselves About Russia

Western policy has been based on the premise that the simple solution to our Russia problem is finding some hitherto elusive common interest. What if that premise is wrong?

We Have a Russia Problem
The Many Faces of Putinism

What does a prominent Russian filmmaker’s apparent about-face—from Kremlin critic to a willing agent of Putin’s propaganda machine—tell us about the very nature of the Russian regime?

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Whitewashing Putin’s Kleptocracy

Rehabilitating a Russian plutocrat with the help of a federally funded U.S. institution.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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