Russia Watch Understanding Putin’s Men
The false dichotomy of “liberals vs. étatists” obscures the real divisions in Russian society.
Russia & The West The Long Standoff
Two years after the annexation of Crimea, it is clear that neither Russia nor the West is prevailing—in large part because one does not have enough strength, while the other lacks will.
Russia in 2015 A Year of Miscalculations
Russia’s 2014 may have begun on a high note, but thanks in large part to a raft of poor decisions and miscalculations by its leadership, now finds itself in its most vulnerable position since Mr. Putin first took power fifteen years ago.