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The Soviet Legacy
The Soviet Legacy
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A Nobel Laureate’s Sobering Message about Belarus

The Nobel Committee’s recognition of Svetlana Alexievich is an opportunity to take a fresh look at the legacy of communism in the country often called “Europe’s last dictatorship.”

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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

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.

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