Lilia Shevtsova
Russia & The West
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Crisis in Ukraine
Blurred Lines Between War and Peace

Ukraine, Russia, and the West all have their own reasons for not calling the ongoing conflict a war, just as they all have different views of what would constitute an acceptable peace.

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Crowning a Winner in the Post-Crimea World

Does liberal democracy depend on the existence of ideological and civilizational rivals to spur it into cycles of reinvention and renewal?

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Crisis in Ukraine
Obama Blinks

The President’s recent remarks at West Point show that he doesn’t understand the rules of the game he’s playing with Vladimir Putin in Ukraine.

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Ukraine Votes
Bravo, Ukraine, Bravo!

The results of Sunday’s elections in Ukraine show that “Finlandization” is not an option. Ukrainians have decisively chosen to turn toward Europe.

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Painting a Ukrainian-Russian Landscape
Putin Rides the Tide

Putin looks like he will continue to ride the tide he has set into motion for the time being. But amidst his tactical successes we can already see the signs of a looming strategic defeat.

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Flipping the Chessboard
Don’t Be Fooled: The Kremlin Isn’t Backpedaling

What to make of Putin’s call for the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to postpone their referendum? Nothing, except perhaps that it represents a shift in tactics.

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Ukraine in Crisis
Undeterred, Putin Presses On

Even as the crisis in Ukraine spins further out of control, polls on the ground ought to give Vladimir Putin some pause if he is considering putting Russian boots on the ground.

Kremlin Chameleon
March Putin vs. April Putin: Can You Spot the Difference?

In March, Vladimir Putin was the “Terminator.” This month, he’s Mr. Congeniality. What’s behind the sudden shift in rhetoric?

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Russian Mythbusting
The Putin Doctrine: Myth, Provocation, Blackmail, or the Real Deal?

When it comes to explaining Russia’s Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away.

America Self-Contained? A Symposium
A Second Act for U.S. Foreign Policy

Obama should be thinking of his place in history as he ponders what to do about Ukraine.

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