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Bad Romance

The Russia-China partnership poses more problems for Moscow than it does for the West.

The Kremlin Sends a Message
Swimming with Sharks

The Kremlin is sending a message to the West’s Russia experts: if you want to talk to us, you need to toe the line.

Russia and the West
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Humiliation as a Tool of Blackmail

An analysis of the Kremlin’s “Weimar syndrome”, and why so many Western elites believe in it.

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Has the Russian System’s Agony Begun?

Or was Putin’s disappearing act just the dress rehearsal for the looming collapse?

A Death in Moscow
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Boris Nemtsov, Russian Opposition Leader, Murdered

A father of four and a charismatic, tireless opposition leader was gunned down just outside the Kremlin yesterday. A horrible new day has dawned on Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

The Ukraine Crisis
The Kremlin Is Winning

How the West uses a collection of “myths” about Russia to deceive itself about its own impotence.

Russia and the West
What Should the World Fear: The Rise or Decline of Illiberal Powers?

How the West answers this question will determine its relations not just with Russia, but with China as well.

New World Disorder
Putin Ends the Interregnum

Vladimir Putin’s increasingly reckless interventions in Ukraine should force the West to reevaluate everything it thought it knew about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the past two decades of Western policy on Russia.

Crisis in Ukraine
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Blurred Lines Between War and Peace

Ukraine, Russia, and the West all have their own reasons for not calling the ongoing conflict a war, just as they all have different views of what would constitute an acceptable peace.

Crowning a Winner in the Post-Crimea World

Does liberal democracy depend on the existence of ideological and civilizational rivals to spur it into cycles of reinvention and renewal?

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Higher Education Watch

University administrations have leaned too far over their skis in an effort to win more guilty findings.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Don’t expect a tough line on Beijing to come out of this year’s summit.

Gazproblems

Warsaw just purchased its first cargoes of American LNG.

Mixed Messages

Trump’s latest outburst on THAAD and trade will hardly help shore up U.S.-South Korean relations.

Crude Economics

Today’s glut could lead to tomorrow’s supply shock.

The Art of the Deal

So far, it’s grandstanding and placebo politics disguising a more moderate agenda.

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