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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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Higher Education Watch

She is right to worry about the political orientation of the academic class and the way it affects our broader public discourse. But the critique she made was not particularly accurate, or productive.

Critical Thinking

Wind and solar have to solve structural problems before they can take over the world.

Duterte Harry

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be tightening his grip over the Senate, sidelining rivals opposed to his drug war.

Fuzzy Math

Riyadh says Saudi Aramco is worth $2 trillion. Analysts say it’s worth as little as $400 billion. Who’s right?

Dutch Election Watch

Whatever the outcome of the Dutch elections, Geert van Wilders has already shifted the public discourse, leading mainstream politicians to tack to the right on the EU and migration.

unions versus the public

The purple state push for public sector union reform is a good thing for taxpayers and quality of governance.

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