Putin’s Isolation on Display at Victory Day
International media like to portray Putin’s maneuvering in Ukraine and Syria as having wrested him a seat at the big boys’ table. But in truth, his corrupt regime has fewer and fewer friends around the world.
Of Heart Attacks and Hit Men
Following the Trail of Dead Russians
Russia is a violent place, and not all the assassinations that happen there are connected. But sometimes they look like they might be…
Keeping Up With Medvedev
The Russian PM Dodges a Bullet, Sharpens His Knives
Now that Dmitry Medvedev knows beyond a reasonable doubt that he is being attacked, he will ruthlessly clean house when he gets his hands on the throne. And his enemies know he knows who they are.
Of Moscow Meetings
When Rex Met Sergey
Behind all the talk of tension and impasses, one can see the outlines of Donald Trump’s transactional diplomacy taking shape.
Siloviki Sharpen their Knives
The Hit Is In Against Dmitry Medvedev
Alexey Navalny’s exposé of Medvedev’s corruption is not so much a victory for transparency in Russia as a sign that powerful forces are aligning against the Prime Minister.
Trump’s Ratings Slump in Russia
The love of Putin’s Russia is a precious gift that costs a lot and can be taken away at a moment’s notice—as soon as the beloved doesn’t fit the Kremlin’s selfish interests any longer.
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