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Putin's Reich

The dark echoes of ethnic nationalism in Russia's lost empire.

Michael Moran |

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Adding Fuel to the Fire

How the American shale gas boom can weaken Russia's hand in Ukraine.

Jason Bordoff |

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Eastern Promises

How two small, post-Soviet states could wind up the real winners in the Ukraine crisis.

Katie Engelhart |

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The Front Lines on Russia's Home Front

Vladimir Putin didn't invade Ukraine because he could. He did it because he had to.

Leon Aron |

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Old Habits Die Hard

A crackdown on the press bodes ill for Burma's reforms.

Hanna Hindstrom |

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Old People Are Sucking Us Dry

Why senior citizens are bankrupting America.

Daniel Altman |

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Angie the Good Cop

Why Germany can’t afford to get tough on Russia.

Paul Hockenos |

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The Powerless Peacemaker

Don't count on Obama pressuring Bibi to make peace in the Middle East. He isn’t -- and he can’t.

Aaron David Miller |

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Welcome to Cold War II

This is what it will look like.

Dmitri Trenin |

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Mission Impossible

With two-thirds of Iraq’s provinces in open conflict with the capital, Nouri al-Maliki is resorting to Saddam Hussein’s playbook to keep the country together.

Marina Ottaway |

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The Language of Fools

Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.

Ted Cruz |

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The Corridor of Death

How the Syrian government's use of snipers against its own citizens gives the lie to its talk of fighting terrorism.

Zaher Sahloul |

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The Secret of Political Jiu-Jitsu

How to "make oppression backfire" by peacefully leveraging the brutality of the oppressors.

Srdja Popovic |

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America Has a Plan. And, No, It Isn't One That Israel Would Like.

New poll shows that if the two-state solution collapses, U.S. public favors democracy over Jewishness.

Shibley Telhami |

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How Far Will Putin Go?

Russia's leader is acting impulsively -- and full-scale war may be next.

Alexander J. Motyl |

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Different Chapter, Same Book

What Crimea’s history can teach us about Crimea’s future.

Peter Eltsov |

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Repeal and Restore

How President Obama can end the war on terror, once and for all.

James Traub |

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Her Own Worst Enemy

Yulia Tymoshenko is out of prison, but the heroine of the Orange Revolution may not be the leader Ukraine wants.

Andrew Wilson |

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The New Defense Budget Plan

The Pentagon's budget imagines spending levels that are not based on reality. This isn't just a problem for now, but a problem for the next five years.

Gordon Adams |

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Head Games

Mexico’s president promised a new approach to the drug wars. So why is he still going after big fish?

Evelyn Krache Morris |

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First Ukraine, Now Georgia?

Georgian opposition leader: The new government in Tbilisi is following in Viktor Yanukovych's footsteps.

Giga Bokeria |

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Dear Kremlin: Careful with Crimea

Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.

Timothy Snyder |

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The Human Rights That Dictators Love

Does the concept of "human rights" still have meaning in a world where everything qualifies?

Pedro Pizano |

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The Man Who Wasn't There

Chinese are whispering about the possible downfall of Beijing's J. Edgar Hoover. Why won't they talk about it out loud?

Isaac Stone Fish |

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When Terrorism (That Never Happened) Made Headlines in Sochi

If attacks were unlikely at the Olympic Games, why was it spun as inevitable?

Micah Zenko |

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These Aren’t the Terrorists You’re Looking For

Why does the Egyptian government insist on blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for every act of terrorism, even as a dangerous jihadist group claims the attacks as their own?

David Barnett |

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Adiós, El Chapo

The good news is that Mexico's biggest drug kingpin has been arrested. The bad news is that it will trigger new violence on both sides of the border and do little to stem the flow of cocaine.

Douglas Farah |

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Big Adjustment

Five things Richard Stengel should know about his new job.

Jonathan E. Kaplan |