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Russia


  • Russian Victories in the Post-Cold War Era

    by Albert M. Camarillo

    Putin’s Russia is winning battles to destabilize the U.S. that former USSR leaders such as Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, and Leonid Brezhnev had tried but failed.



  • Russia’s Long and Mostly Unsuccessful History of Election Interference

    by Casey Michel

    Trump’s willingness to allow foreign governments to influence American elections is historically unprecedented. Just how unprecedented becomes clear when you look back at the long history of attempts by foreign powers (almost always Russia) to tip an outcome to their advantage.



  • Serhii Plokhii on Ukraine’s Political Frontiers

    Professor Serhii Plokhii, the Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard, discussed Ukranian history, the Trump-Ukraine scandal, and the roles that both Russia and the United States have played in shaping the country’s politics.


  • Is the Western World Declining and Russia Rising?

    by Walter G. Moss

    Yes, according to Glenn Diesen’s 2018 book The Decay of Western Civilization and Resurgence of Russia. But this isn't the first time scholars have made such a prediction and been wrong. 



  • The Island That Changed History

    by Sergey Radchenko

    A 1969 border clash between Moscow and Beijing pushed the two apart, and opened the door for Nixon to go to China.



  • A Sparkling Shrine to a Reviled Russian Leader

    The torrents of scorn poured on Mr. Yeltsin and his era by the Kremlin’s cheerleaders have given the complex an edgy appeal, helping it attract more than 700,000 visitors since it opened three winters ago.