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Russia and the West
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How Did It Come to This?

Four roots of the current crisis in Western relations with Russia.

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Putinalia as Deceit and Self-Deceit

Putinalia—the study of Vladimir Putin—can be exciting, and it can be useful…sometimes. But if one hopes to understand Russia, one has to look much deeper.

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Losing America’s Voice—and More

Moscow lost the Cold War. Will Vladimir Putin win the peace?

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U.S. Ends Silent Treatment With Moscow

Soon after formally suspending talks, John Kerry rushes to negotiate with Russia on Syria.

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No Bailouts for Putin

Western governments should block private business from helping to finance Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

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Can NATO Defend the Baltics?

It’s not as hopeless a proposition as you might think.

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The Hollow Men

Far from formidable, Vladimir Putin and those around him in the Kremlin have made themselves prisoners of the past.

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Condemned to Frustration

What Russia wants, the West simply cannot deliver.

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Why Putin’s Turkey Sanctions Will Boomerang

Moscow’s predictable tactics becomes less effective with each use.

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The Myth of Russia’s Containment

Has the West always had it in for Russia? Hardly.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

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.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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