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Post-Soviet Neo-Eurasianism, the Putin System, and the Contemporary European Extreme Right

Post-Soviet Neo-Eurasianism, the Putin System, and the Contemporary European Extreme Right

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Why and How a New Democratization of Russia Can Happen and Be Supported: The West Should Get Ready for and Promote a Different Post-Soviet Future

Why and How a New Democratization of Russia Can Happen and Be Supported: The West Should Get Ready for and Promote a Different Post-Soviet Future

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Politics and the World Cup

Politics and the World Cup

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Putin’s next 6 years: shadow of stagnation or light of reform?

Putin’s next 6 years: shadow of stagnation or light of reform?

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Russia’s Elections: The View from Siberia

Russia’s Elections: The View from Siberia

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5 reasons Russia’s banking system is heading for trouble

5 reasons Russia’s banking system is heading for trouble

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Ten Things You Need to Know about Russian Military Exercises

Ten Things You Need to Know about Russian Military Exercises

The biggest Russian-Belarusian military exercise this year, started on September 14, 2017. Yet, this event has been analyzed by security pundits for months.

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Russia Pins Hopes on U.S. Corporations to Ease Sanctions

Russia Pins Hopes on U.S. Corporations to Ease Sanctions

Oil, energy, banking, aerospace, auto and manufacturing industries are lobbying against Russia sanctions legislation going through Congress.

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Connecting the Dots Between Trump and Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya

Connecting the Dots Between Trump and Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya

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Trump Confirms Authoritarian Bromance with Putin

Trump Confirms Authoritarian Bromance with Putin

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Can Trump Be Trusted in a Room Alone with Putin?

Can Trump Be Trusted in a Room Alone with Putin?

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Trump’s Foreign Policy Helps Putin’s Reelection Plan

Trump’s Foreign Policy Helps Putin’s Reelection Plan

When the Kremlin decided to meddle in the U.S. election in favor of Trump, it nurtured the hope of a reset in bilateral ties with the West.

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Catalysts for Never Ending Attacks

Catalysts for Never Ending Attacks

Future policies that deeply antagonize communities need to be prevented at all costs. Otherwise, it is unlikely that attacks, such as the one in St. Petersburg, will end.

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Despite Hurdles, Russia’s Eurasian Dream Lives On

Despite Hurdles, Russia’s Eurasian Dream Lives On

Economic dependence and shared cultures and borders make it nearly impossible for the former Soviet republics to break ties with the Kremlin without shooting themselves in the foot.

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What does the National Intelligence Council think of Russia?

What does the National Intelligence Council think of Russia?

Considering the prospects for Eurasia, it concludes that “Russia’s aggressive foreign policy will be a source of considerable volatility in the next five years.”

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