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Russia and the West
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Georgia’s Dilemma

Georgia is caught between Russia’s destructive designs and the West’s lukewarm regard.

No Puppet
Russia House (of Cards)

The prima facie improbability of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Russia and Ukraine
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Russia’s Imperial Amnesia

Why the Russo-Ukrainian War will probably drag on for a generation.

2017 and Beyond
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The US and Russia—What’s the Big Deal?

Actually, there probably won’t be one.

2017 and Beyond
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The Myth of a U.S.-Russian Global Agenda

Most items on notional agendas for U.S.-Russia cooperation are irrelevant or impossible to achieve, regardless of the tenor of the bilateral relationship.

Russia and the West
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How Did It Come to This?

Four roots of the current crisis in Western relations with Russia.

A Putin Problem or a Russia Problem?
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The Perils of Putin’s ‘Manual Controls’

Some think the West has a Russia problem, not a Putin problem. The truth is it probably has both.

Putin's Power Plays
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Will Russia Overextend Itself?

Changing demography and imperial ambitions in the near abroad may be too much for Moscow.

Russian Economy
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Is Putin’s Russia Headed for a Systemic Collapse?

Putin’s plan seems to be to sit tight and await a hike in oil prices—but long periods of stagnation haven’t gone well for Moscow in the past.

Russia and the West
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Can NATO Defend the Baltics?

It’s not as hopeless a proposition as you might think.

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1990s Redux

The result came down to ethnocultural identification among the decision-makers more than lawyerly arguments and fact-checks.

lower education

American high schools are giving out higher and higher grades even as real academic ability stagnates.

Netanyahu in Europe

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic agree that the EU should stand closer with Israel.

*cough* climate leadership *cough*

Greens might want to hold off on anointing Beijing as the next global green leader.

"I am your boss"

His critics are accusing him of Erdoganism Lite. Are they right?

Angela and Recep

A spat over detained human rights activists points to deeper festering problems.

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