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.
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.
A Soviet Man
Politically and poetically, Yevtushenko pushed to extend—but never to break—the limits of the permissible in Soviet society.
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.
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.
How To Win Ukraine and Influence The Future
Kiev has de facto lost control over Crimea and parts of its east. The way forward is not to fight to get them back by force, however, but to win them back by demonstrating that a pro-EU orientation brings with it prosperity. The West must help make this a reality.