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Vladimir Putin


  • The Return of Human Rights on the American Agenda?

    by Richard Moe

    One of Jimmy Carter's legacies, albeit erratically observed, has been the assertion of human rights as a foreign policy priority. After four years of ignoring the issue, will the US under Joe Biden reclaim leadership in high-stakes relationships with Russia and Saudi Arabia? 



  • The new authoritarians

    by Holly Case

    Last century’s dictators wanted to reinvent their subjects as "new men." This century’s strongmen just don’t care. Why?


  • Vladimir Putin: History Man?

    by Walter G. Moss

    Putin is far from unique among politicians in attempting to manipulate history. But a true “history man” is primarily a truth-seeker. He fails in this.


  • Enough With the Hitler Analogies

    by Christian Karner

    Our understanding of World War II has been deeply enriched by a memory boom of books and research. The same cannot be said by the Hitler analogy boom.



  • Cold Man in the Kremlin

    by Roger Cohen

    When Putin described the breakup of the Soviet Union as the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the 20th century, he meant it.



  • Don’t Let Putin Grab Ukraine

    by Timothy Snyder

    If the present crisis ends with the fragmentation of the Ukrainian state, the result will be disastrous for all concerned, including Russia.


  • Is the Arab World Shifting to Russia?

    by Juan Cole

    In the 1960s, America competed with the Soviet Union for influence in the Arab world. Is it back to the future for diplomacy in the Middle East?