By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 1 day ago

In Syria, Moscow Is Defending a Narrative, Not a Country (Op-ed)

In Syria, Moscow Is Defending a Narrative, Not a Country (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 day ago

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

Moscow does not want a war—but it does want Russians to stick to a war mentality.

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 1 week ago

The Bear Russian Truth

The Bear Russian Truth

Opinion 1 week ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Never ask a bear to do you a favor.

By Yury Barmin
Yury Barmin
By Yury Barmin

Opinion 1 week ago

Putin and Trump Are Headed for a Syrian Showdown That Neither Wants (Op-ed)

Putin and Trump Are Headed for a Syrian Showdown That Neither Wants (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Yury Barmin
Yury Barmin
By Yury Barmin

The Syrian War is turning into a war for Syria.

By Pavel Aptekar
Pavel Aptekar
By Pavel Aptekar

Opinion 1 week ago

Can Russia Afford Its Save-a-Billionaire Relief Program? (Op-ed)

Can Russia Afford Its Save-a-Billionaire Relief Program? (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Pavel Aptekar
Pavel Aptekar
By Pavel Aptekar

Poor Russians will end up footing the bill.

By Dmitry Trenin
Dmitry Trenin
By Dmitry Trenin

Opinion 1 week ago

Why Russia Needs to Update Its South Caucasus Policy (Op-ed)

Why Russia Needs to Update Its South Caucasus Policy (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Dmitry Trenin
Dmitry Trenin
By Dmitry Trenin

The country's national security is at stake.

By Oxana Pushkina
Oxana Pushkina
By Oxana Pushkina

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Harassment of Women in Russia Has to End (Op-ed)

Harassment of Women in Russia Has to End (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Oxana Pushkina
Oxana Pushkina
By Oxana Pushkina

Russian deputy Oksana Pushkina speaks out after the State Duma sexual harassment scandal.

By James F. Schumaker
James F. Schumaker
By James F. Schumaker

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Diplomatic Retaliation: Can We End This Cycle of Mutual Punishment? (Op-ed)

Diplomatic Retaliation: Can We End This Cycle of Mutual Punishment? (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By James F. Schumaker
James F. Schumaker
By James F. Schumaker

Ultimately this cycle winds up in a standoff. It is an exercise in mutual punishment.

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Never Apologize: A Russian Bureaucrat’s Creed (Op-ed)

Never Apologize: A Russian Bureaucrat’s Creed (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

For Russian officials, the trick to keeping your job is knowing who to apologize to.

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Of Robes and Irresponsibility in Russian

Of Robes and Irresponsibility in Russian

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Two words keep coming up when officials and citizens discuss the horror in Kemerovo.

By Pavel Aptekar, Maria Zheleznova, Ivan Prosvetov
Pavel Aptekar, Maria Zheleznova, Ivan Prosvetov
By Pavel Aptekar, Maria Zheleznova, Ivan Prosvetov

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Why Russian Tragedies Are Doomed to Repeat (Op-ed)

Why Russian Tragedies Are Doomed to Repeat (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Pavel Aptekar, Maria Zheleznova, Ivan Prosvetov
Pavel Aptekar, Maria Zheleznova, Ivan Prosvetov
By Pavel Aptekar, Maria Zheleznova, Ivan Prosvetov

In an ineffective or corrupt system, the negligence of even low-level functionaries can put the public at risk.

By Igor Ivanov
Igor Ivanov
By Igor Ivanov

Opinion 3 weeks ago

This Is What Russia’s Foreign Policy Should Look Like (Op-ed)

This Is What Russia’s Foreign Policy Should Look Like (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Igor Ivanov
Igor Ivanov
By Igor Ivanov

In finding its rightful place at the negotiation table, Russia should not elbow its opponents out of the way.

By Artemy Troitsky
Artemy Troitsky
By Artemy Troitsky

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Why Russians in New York and Amsterdam Voted for Putin (Op-ed)

Why Russians in New York and Amsterdam Voted for Putin (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Artemy Troitsky
Artemy Troitsky
By Artemy Troitsky

Consciously or not, Russian expats long for the protective arms of the motherland.

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

Opinion 4 weeks ago

The Last Thing Putin Wants Is To Be Russia's Lame Duck President (Op-ed)

The Last Thing Putin Wants Is To Be Russia's Lame Duck President (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

By Maxim Trudolyubov
Maxim Trudolyubov
By Maxim Trudolyubov

The Russian constitution will not allow him to stand for reelection and so Putin is entering lame-duck territory, a situation he will try to avoid at all costs.

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 4 weeks ago

What Kind of Leader is Vladimir Putin?

What Kind of Leader is Vladimir Putin?

Opinion 4 weeks ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

What is вождь? Is вождь some special kind of leader? How does a вождь differ from a президент?

By Stephen Kinnock
Stephen Kinnock
By Stephen Kinnock

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Russia Is Using the British Council As a Political Tool (Op-ed)

Russia Is Using the British Council As a Political Tool (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

By Stephen Kinnock
Stephen Kinnock
By Stephen Kinnock

The British Council has once again been dragged into the ensuing meltdown in bilateral relations.

By Konstantin Gaaze
Konstantin Gaaze
By Konstantin Gaaze

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Russia’s Impossible Coalition: Putin’s New Politics (Op-ed)

Russia’s Impossible Coalition: Putin’s New Politics (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

By Konstantin Gaaze
Konstantin Gaaze
By Konstantin Gaaze

No technocrat will be able to form an efficient team from people who have fundamentally different ideas of what the economy actually is.

By Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson
Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson
By Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Putin and the Passions (Op-ed)

Putin and the Passions (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

By Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson
Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson
By Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson

Tens of millions of Russians went to the polls on Sunday and cast their ballots for Putin, willingly and even enthusiastically.

By Konstatin Sonin
Konstatin Sonin
By Konstatin Sonin

Opinion 1 month ago

What We Can Choose When We Have No Choice (Op-ed)

What We Can Choose When We Have No Choice (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

By Konstatin Sonin
Konstatin Sonin
By Konstatin Sonin

With no opportunity to choose a leader, our personal choices take on added importance.

By Tatyana Stanovaya
Tatyana Stanovaya
By Tatyana Stanovaya

Opinion 1 month ago

Russia's Next Prime Minister Is In for a Tough Ride (Op-ed)

Russia's Next Prime Minister Is In for a Tough Ride (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

By Tatyana Stanovaya
Tatyana Stanovaya
By Tatyana Stanovaya

When problems arise, the prime minister is vulnerable to attack from all sides.