“Cold War”

Russia’s Traumatic Politics

My article in The New Republic, “Is Russia Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?” In Collapse of an Empire, Yegor Gaidar, the Russian economist and 1990s shock

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The Gendarme of Eurasia

My new article for Warscapes, “The Gendarme of Eurasia.” Here’s the opening excerpt: In 1830, in response to the crowning of Louis-Philippe as king of

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Infantilizing Putin

My new column for Russia Magazein, “Infantilizing Putin.” Here’s an excerpt: Last week, The New York Times lamented the dearth of Russian specialists to comment on the crisis

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The Let’s Pretend Game

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “The Magnitsky Minstrelsy“: The passage of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 last December sent US-Russia

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Craving Cold War

Back in late 2008, when Pajamas Media was still having me write articles on Russia (they’ve since stopped asking, I think, because I wasn’t anti-Russian

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