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Russia and the West
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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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Can NATO Defend the Baltics?

It’s not as hopeless a proposition as you might think.

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The Hollow Men

Far from formidable, Vladimir Putin and those around him in the Kremlin have made themselves prisoners of the past.

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Condemned to Frustration

What Russia wants, the West simply cannot deliver.

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Fault Lines

The situation in Cyprus has lately tracked closely with Turkey’s attitude to the West. As relations deteriorate, watch things get uglier.

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As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.

Petrostates in Peril

Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.

American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

Rage Against the Machine

The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.

Revolution

A Schlumberger surge is a good sign for the health of the U.S. shale industry.

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