Kirk Bennett
Russia & The West
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Gas Attack

Why killing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is crucial for European security.

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.

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Hugging the News Cycle
German Election Watch

Polls in Germany show strong support for Merkel and the status quo—but storm clouds loom beyond Sunday’s elections.

Crude Economics

The UK’s most important energy resource is on the rebound.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Myanmar cracks down on the Rohingya and the West wags fingers, Beijing sees an opportunity.

The Ethanol Expansion

Corn ethanol may be a good fit for China, but it’s still a disastrous policy here in the United States.

Land of the Rising Gun

As North Korea’s missiles fly over Japan, the debate about Tokyo’s defense posture is heating up.

Russia and the West

NATO is alarmed about Moscow’s major military exercises with Belarus—but too much panic could play right into Russia’s hands.

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