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Church and State in Russia
An Unorthodox Partnership

Saint Seraphim, patron saint of Russian nukes? Dmitry Adamsky’s Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy tells the story of how the Kremlin and Russian Orthodox Church came to embrace one another, and how the relationship continues to shape Russia’s identity and worldview.

Jackson Pollock, “War” (1947)
Netflix and Kill
How Film Can Shake Up the Debate About War

Two under-appreciated recent films offer fresh and complementary perspectives about conflicts and why we intervene in them.

Frederick Walker, “The Wayfarers” (1868)
Whose Europe?
The Eastern Blind Spot in German Leadership

How young democracies may find themselves stuck between Berlin and Moscow.

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