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Anders Åslund
Power Play
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Putin’s Great Purge

KGB generals and old cronies are falling left and right, as Putin tries to consolidate power.

Russia Watch
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Why We Need Kremlinology Again

How a careful study of behind-the-scenes power struggles can open a window into a closed society.

Combating Corruption
Europe Needs More Transparency

Combating illicit financial flows and rooting out corruption are matters of national security.

Parsing Putin
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Russia’s 19th-Century Approach in Syria

Vladimir Putin’s Presidency is reminiscent of the strategies and rhetoric used by the 19th-Century Czar, Nicholas I.

Winter Is Coming
Russia’s Output Will Slump Sharply in 2015

Sanctions, falling oil prices, and poor structural economic policy point to a bad year.

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Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

Donald's European Vacation

There is no escaping that the leader of the Free World alienated much of the Free World yesterday in Europe.

Reefer Madness

There is a case for the federal government to err on the side of restriction and use some of the legal means at its disposal to curb the proliferation of cheap pot.

Crude Economics

The decision to extend production cuts was as predictable as it was desperate.

deep state

The Manchester leaks are the product of a dangerously arrogant and unaccountable intelligence community.

Better Late Than Never

More, please.

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