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Spain Fires Shots at Putin’s Kleptocracy

A big bust nets eight mobsters. A further set of warrants are out for Russian officials directly implicated in gangland dealings.

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Bloodbath in a Cemetery

The wild Russian 90s are back, replete with murders, racketeering, and criminal-fueled chaos.

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Putin’s Huff-and-Puff Ploy

A Russian businessman, who is suing Gazprom and Lukoil, opens up about the Panama Papers, shady dealings in Putin’s Saint Petersburg of the 1990s, and the Russian President’s bluffing strategy.

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Putin’s Panama Papers Problem

The Russian President is said to be very unhappy with how an influential, privately-owned Russian business media outlet is covering the story. A crackdown is underway.

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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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