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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.