Lilia Shevtsova
Russia & The West
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Fortress Russia
The End of an Epoch

The third act of Russia’s civilizational drama is near. The price Russia and the outside world will pay for the end of the former’s system will be much higher than they paid for the Soviet Union’s demise.

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Moscow and the West
Russia’s Love Affair with Germany

Germany has historically been closely intertwined with Russia, and in recent years Germans have been intimately involved in helping Russia’s personalized power system to survive. But all that may now be changing.

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Russia-China
Bad Romance

The Russia-China partnership poses more problems for Moscow than it does for the West.

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The Kremlin Sends a Message
Swimming with Sharks

The Kremlin is sending a message to the West’s Russia experts: if you want to talk to us, you need to toe the line.

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Russia and the West
Humiliation as a Tool of Blackmail

An analysis of the Kremlin’s “Weimar syndrome”, and why so many Western elites believe in it.

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Now You See Him...
Has the Russian System’s Agony Begun?

Or was Putin’s disappearing act just the dress rehearsal for the looming collapse?

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A Death in Moscow
Boris Nemtsov, Russian Opposition Leader, Murdered

A father of four and a charismatic, tireless opposition leader was gunned down just outside the Kremlin yesterday. A horrible new day has dawned on Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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The Ukraine Crisis
The Kremlin Is Winning

How the West uses a collection of “myths” about Russia to deceive itself about its own impotence.

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Russia and the West
What Should the World Fear: The Rise or Decline of Illiberal Powers?

How the West answers this question will determine its relations not just with Russia, but with China as well.

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New World Disorder
Putin Ends the Interregnum

Vladimir Putin’s increasingly reckless interventions in Ukraine should force the West to reevaluate everything it thought it knew about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the past two decades of Western policy on Russia.

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