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Opinion 10 hours ago

Why Putin Has Suddenly Turned Dovish on Syria (Op-ed)

Why Putin Has Suddenly Turned Dovish on Syria (Op-ed)

Opinion 10 hours ago

The change should probably be credited to President Donald Trump.

Opinion 2 days ago

Russia Must Own Up to Stalin-Hitler Romance (Op-Ed)

Russia Must Own Up to Stalin-Hitler Romance (Op-Ed)

Opinion 2 days ago

An unconditional admission of Stalin’s guilt in carving up eastern Europe with Hitler would be a powerful move on the part of a Russian leader.

Opinion 1 week ago

How the Kremlin Is Poisoning Itself (Op-Ed)

How the Kremlin Is Poisoning Itself (Op-Ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

The scandals and failures are the biggest downside to using poison in assassinations.

Opinion 1 week ago

Why Putin is Rethinking Russia's Crackdown on Social Media Memes (Op-Ed)

Why Putin is Rethinking Russia's Crackdown on Social Media Memes (Op-Ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

The Kremlin wants to look scary, but jailing people for silly social media posts it calls “extremist” makes it look ridiculous.

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Putin’s Swashbuckling Spies Are Hurting Him (Op-ed)

Putin’s Swashbuckling Spies Are Hurting Him (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin should be as concerned as Josef Stalin was in the 1930s about the GRU's excessive appetite for risk.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Putin's Master Class in the Art of Survival (Op-ed)

Putin's Master Class in the Art of Survival (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

The Kremlin isn’t completely unresponsive to popular opinion.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

It’s Time for Russian Oligarch Abramovich to Sell Chelsea FC (Op-ed)

It’s Time for Russian Oligarch Abramovich to Sell Chelsea FC (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

In today's political climate, there’s little point in prestige investments.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Russia Needed an Opponent Like John McCain (Op-Ed)

Russia Needed an Opponent Like John McCain (Op-Ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

The clarity of McCain’s stance on Russia will be missed by everyone, including Kremlin propagandists.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Putin Won't Be Swayed by Hunger Strikes (Op-ed)

Putin Won't Be Swayed by Hunger Strikes (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Oleg Sentsov lacks a flexible opponent or even an empathetic one.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Don’t Bother Ordering Russia’s Tesla Rival (Op-ed)

Don’t Bother Ordering Russia’s Tesla Rival (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Yet there is a serious story behind the surprising recent turnaround of Kalashnikov.