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Russia Sanctions
Russia Sanctions
EU Appears Set to Extend Russian Sanctions

Vladimir Putin remains unbowed, warning that Russia must prepare itself for longer sanctions and sustained low commodity prices.

Russia Sanctions
Putin Pulls at Europe’s Seams

Putin recognizes that Europe is economically and politically split, and he is trying to exploit that to break up the EU sanctions regime against Russia.

Russia Sanctions
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U.S. Must Move Now

Vladimir Putin made a small conciliatory gesture earlier this week on Ukraine, primarily aimed at stalling further EU sanctions against Russia. It appears to have worked: further European sanctions appear unlikely. President Obama, however, must not be fooled.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


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.

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