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Russia & The West
Russia & The West
The Curious World of Donald Trump’s Private Russian Connections

Did the American people really know they were putting such a “well-connected” guy in the White House?

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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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Infowar

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.

Recessional

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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