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Understanding Putin’s Men

The false dichotomy of “liberals vs. étatists” obscures the real divisions in Russian society.

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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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A Year of Miscalculations

Russia’s 2014 may have begun on a high note, but thanks in large part to a raft of poor decisions and miscalculations by its leadership, now finds itself in its most vulnerable position since Mr. Putin first took power fifteen years ago.

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Risky Business

The Long March toward a Chinese meltdown continues.

Make NATO Great Again

Is this the Trump effect?

Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

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