Intent to Deceive The Russian Myth Machine
Russian political analysts are especially good at deception—of themselves as well as others. But why are Western experts so eager to be deceived?
Unintended Consequences The Great Sanctions Split
Whether by mistake or design, Western sanctions have created both winners and losers in Russia, setting up an inter-elite competition that Putin may find hard to control.
Against the Mafia State Grinda’s War
Who is the Spanish prosecutor fighting the Russian mafia state?
Eurasia Rising America’s Pivot from the West
A new world is emerging. The collective sense in Washington—by no means limited to Trump—is that Western idealism has become unmanageable.
Middle East Aflame Iran’s Options in Southern Syria
Russia’s compromise proposal for Syria’s south appears to lack Iranian buy-in—and it is primarily Tehran’s calculations that will decide whether the Israel-Iran conflict spirals out of control.
City Life The Champion of Little Plans
Eschewing the Big Plans of her time, Jane Jacobs believed that urban renewal began with the countless hopes and dreams of a city’s individuals.
Anatomy of a Leader The Real Viktor Orbán
Hungary’s combative leader does not fulfill all his critics’ stereotypes. But of his ambition, centralization of power, and tolerance of corruption, there can be no doubt.
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