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Russia & The West
Russia & The West
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Vladimir Putin, Master of Suspense

How Russia’s leader has played a weak hand to its fullest, and why the West always seems to be playing catch-up.

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The Long Standoff

Two years after the annexation of Crimea, it is clear that neither Russia nor the West is prevailing—in large part because one does not have enough strength, while the other lacks will.

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Putin’s Spell Over John Kerry

The Secretary of State should rethink his trip to Moscow next week.

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Renzi Holds EU Russia Sanctions Hostage

Italians hold block on renewal as economy suffers.

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The Secret Plot to Destroy Russia

If America really wanted to destroy Russia, it could do no better than tell it to keep doing exactly what it’s doing.

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After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”


And get this: it’s because the industry already got the subsidies it wanted.

Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

TAI elsewhere

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

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