A Political and Literary Forum
The West thinks of Putin as an aberration among recent Russian rulers, but he stands in line with them. Understanding that continuity is vital to preventing the U.S.–Russian relationship from deteriorating further.
Thomas Graham, Rajan Menon
Russiagate is causing more stress than glee for Putin, who always thought Hillary would win.
The idea that Putin is driven by the philosophy of Eurasianism obscures the pragmatism of Russia's foreign policy.
Jordan Michael Smith
Leonardo Padura's The Man Who Loved Dogs
There is no evidence that U.S. leaders have tried to engage Putin and his inner circle about the crisis in Ukraine.
In the face of Putin's rejection of democracy, Europe’s democrats must underscore the importance of the EU’s norms: social justice, sustainability, diplomacy, diversity, and freedom of movement.
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Daniel Akihiro Iwama
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