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Outside the Box
Beyond a “Marshall Plan for Ukraine”

It’s time to think creatively about how to help Ukraine. Giving more money to an increasingly corrupt government is not working.

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Mergers & Acquisitions
Russia: Why Not Buy It Out?

A modest, low-cost proposal to remove an existential threat to the United States.

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After the USSR
Russia’s Loss, Whose Gain?

A new book urging the West to reconcile with Russia gives too much credit to Russia and too little to the West.

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Siberia
Russia, the Last Colonial Empire

Russia should be counted among the European colonial empires—and as the only one left standing. That’s the key to comprehending its future.

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Yevgeniy Yevtushenko RIP
A Soviet Man

Politically and poetically, Yevtushenko pushed to extend—but never to break—the limits of the permissible in Soviet society.

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Russia Watch
Understanding Putin’s Men

The false dichotomy of “liberals vs. étatists” obscures the real divisions in Russian society.

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Russia and the World
Putin’s Russia: A Moderate Fascist State

By standard scholarly definition, Russia today is not an illiberal democracy: It is an early-stage fascist state.

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Policy Shop
Yes, Sanctions Work

The old wise-man consensus about the inefficacy of economic sanctions is truly old. Turns out they often work pretty well these days.

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Russia's Economy
The Ruble’s Wild Ride

Nothing short of a miracle will prevent a sharp economic decline in Russia in the coming year, but don’t expect Putin’s popularity to take a big hit because of it.

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Exit Strategies
Playing the Long Game with Russia

The West’s Russia strategy should focus on stopping it softly, not on humiliating it.

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