David J. Kramer
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Department of Bad Ideas
Do Not Revive the G-8 or Invite Putin to DC

Putin has done nothing—repeat nothing—to warrant a softer approach from the West.

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Human Rights & Corruption
Getting Tough with Aliyev

The Trump Administration should use the Magnitsky Act to punish human rights abuses and corruption in Azerbaijan.

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Russia and the West
No Bailouts for Putin

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

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Putin's Russia
Countdown to the Winter Universiade Games—Oh Boy!

Moscow wins a gold medal in dysfunction.

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Kleptocracy Watch
In Russia, Survival of the Most Corrupt

The U.S. should do more to let Russian pensioners know the Kremlin is too busy doling out billions to Putin and his buddies to give a damn about their welfare.

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Battle for Ukraine
The Best Ways to Help Ukraine

Scrap the Minsk agreement, hold the line on sanctions on Russia, and keep pressuring Ukraine’s leaders to clean up corruption.

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The Obama Doctrine: Responses
The Dangers of Presidential Clarity

President Obama’s words will make the world a more dangerous place.

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Japan & Russia
The Word in Tokyo: Crimea

Faced with its own long-standing territorial issues with Russia, Japan under Shinzo Abe is holding a strong line against the illegal annexation of Crimea.

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Battle for Ukraine
US Policy to Ukraine in Need of Urgent Fix

America’s paltry military aid to Kyiv is sending the wrong message to Ukraine—and to Putin.

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After the deal
Human Rights in Iran: Overlooked for Too Long

How a regime treats its own people tells us a lot about whether it will abide by its international agreements.

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