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Putin's Prospects
Putin's Prospects
Laborers Protest Deadbeat Russia

Russian workers who have gone without pay due to the economic troubles are protesting at the national scale. Is this a serious threat to the Putin regime?

Putin's Prospects
The Balkans as Europe’s Geopolitical Weakspot

From where Putin is sitting, there are plenty of good strategic reasons to destabilize the Balkans.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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