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Nord Stream 2
Don’t Let Putin’s Pipe Dreams Become Reality

With the world distracted by pandemic, Putin is seeking to circumvent U.S. sanctions and give Nord Stream 2 a new lease on life. We should sanction those enabling him—starting with Gerhard Schröder.

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vnesheconombank
Who Are These Russian Bankers?

As Jared Kushner lawyers up, keep in mind that one of his meetings reportedly under investigation was effectively with Putin’s own banker.

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Power Play
Putin’s Great Purge

KGB generals and old cronies are falling left and right, as Putin tries to consolidate power.

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Russia Watch
Why We Need Kremlinology Again

How a careful study of behind-the-scenes power struggles can open a window into a closed society.

Combating Corruption
Europe Needs More Transparency

Combating illicit financial flows and rooting out corruption are matters of national security.

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Parsing Putin
Russia’s 19th-Century Approach in Syria

Vladimir Putin’s Presidency is reminiscent of the strategies and rhetoric used by the 19th-Century Czar, Nicholas I.

Winter Is Coming
Russia’s Output Will Slump Sharply in 2015

Sanctions, falling oil prices, and poor structural economic policy point to a bad year.

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