Russia and the West
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Russia and the West
Little Hope for “Little Russia”

The alienation of Ukrainians and the bleak prospects for rebranding them as “Little Russians” belie the notion of Russian success in Ukraine.

Russia and the West
War Games Meet Mind Games

NATO is alarmed about Moscow’s major military exercises with Belarus—but too much panic could play right into Russia’s hands.

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Gerhard Schröder: Donald Trump’s Doppelgänger?

Both men are the kind of self-dealer Putin excels at manipulating.

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Georgia’s Dilemma

Georgia is caught between Russia’s destructive designs and the West’s lukewarm regard.

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Fake Words

How familiar-sounding words and outmoded habits of mind mislead Russian-Western relations.

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How Did It Come to This?

Four roots of the current crisis in Western relations with Russia.

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Putinalia as Deceit and Self-Deceit

Putinalia—the study of Vladimir Putin—can be exciting, and it can be useful…sometimes. But if one hopes to understand Russia, one has to look much deeper.

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Losing America’s Voice—and More

Moscow lost the Cold War. Will Vladimir Putin win the peace?

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U.S. Ends Silent Treatment With Moscow

Soon after formally suspending talks, John Kerry rushes to negotiate with Russia on Syria.

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No Bailouts for Putin

Western governments should block private business from helping to finance Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

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