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Russia and the World
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Putin’s Russia: A Moderate Fascist State

By standard scholarly definition, Russia today is not an illiberal democracy: It is an early-stage fascist state.

Russia and the World
Russia’s Olympian Doping Scandal

International inquiries like these make life more difficult for Russia’s regime.

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Ukraine’s Security Challenges and the Crisis of Global Order

Russia’s internal pathologies are creating a zone of instability in its periphery that could easily spread to the rest of the world.

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What's In a Deal?

Support for the Paris deal is coming from surprising places—Republican lawmakers, corporate America, and the fossil fuel industry.

meritocracy?

A new elite initiative to shield itself from accountability.

National Insecurity

The breaches of American security during the past eight years were even worse than we knew.

Europe's War on the Internet

Germany adopts, EU considers, new restrictions on internet speech. But is ideology or protectionism to blame?

One Man; One Vote

As party leader, Erdogan will further guarantee his personal control of the state.

Going Ballistic

North Korea is giving no respite to South Korea’s new pro-engagement president.

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