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Russia Diary
The Kremlin Sends a Message
Swimming with Sharks

The Kremlin is sending a message to the West’s Russia experts: if you want to talk to us, you need to toe the line.

Russia and the West
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Humiliation as a Tool of Blackmail

An analysis of the Kremlin’s “Weimar syndrome”, and why so many Western elites believe in it.

Now You See Him...
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Has the Russian System’s Agony Begun?

Or was Putin’s disappearing act just the dress rehearsal for the looming collapse?

A Death in Moscow
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Boris Nemtsov, Russian Opposition Leader, Murdered

A father of four and a charismatic, tireless opposition leader was gunned down just outside the Kremlin yesterday. A horrible new day has dawned on Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

The Ukraine Crisis
The Kremlin Is Winning

How the West uses a collection of “myths” about Russia to deceive itself about its own impotence.

Russia and the West
What Should the World Fear: The Rise or Decline of Illiberal Powers?

How the West answers this question will determine its relations not just with Russia, but with China as well.

New World Disorder
Putin Ends the Interregnum

Vladimir Putin’s increasingly reckless interventions in Ukraine should force the West to reevaluate everything it thought it knew about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the past two decades of Western policy on Russia.

Crisis in Ukraine
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Blurred Lines Between War and Peace

Ukraine, Russia, and the West all have their own reasons for not calling the ongoing conflict a war, just as they all have different views of what would constitute an acceptable peace.

Crowning a Winner in the Post-Crimea World

Does liberal democracy depend on the existence of ideological and civilizational rivals to spur it into cycles of reinvention and renewal?

Crisis in Ukraine
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Obama Blinks

The President’s recent remarks at West Point show that he doesn’t understand the rules of the game he’s playing with Vladimir Putin in Ukraine.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
To Russia With Love

Standing beside Putin in Moscow, Moldova’s newly elected president rebuked the EU and gave fresh proof of his intention to pivot toward Russia.

TAI elsewhere

Our own Josef Joffe takes stock of the President-elect’s recent interviews and the likely implications of Trumpist policy on Europe and the world.

sex on campus

How the Trump administration could shake up the campus sex wars.

France 2017

Le Pen’s description of the Euro as a “knife in the ribs” forcing countries to go where their people don’t want to go is sadly accurate.

Petropredictions

…potentially at its own peril.

Rebuilding America

If the GOP can strike the right balance, Americans will be surprised by how well public-private partnerships can work.

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