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Russia and the World
Russia and the World
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Putin’s Russia: A Moderate Fascist State

By standard scholarly definition, Russia today is not an illiberal democracy: It is an early-stage fascist state.

Russia and the World
Russia’s Olympian Doping Scandal

International inquiries like these make life more difficult for Russia’s regime.

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Ukraine’s Security Challenges and the Crisis of Global Order

Russia’s internal pathologies are creating a zone of instability in its periphery that could easily spread to the rest of the world.

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Political Economy

If America’s economic momentum persists, Trump may once again prove harder to stop than his opponents imagine.

Reforming China

Even a Chinese state think tank speaks the ugly truth.

Higher Ed Shake Up

Ten months of code camp beats four years of ‘business communications’.

Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.

Unenforceable

Shocker! Who could have imagined?

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