Tag Archives: Russia

There Goes Viktor Orban Again

Hungary’s Viktor Orban isn’t a defender of anybody’s rights. He is an unvarnished unilateralist and, like Putin, a world-class cynic.

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Russia’s Plan to Raise Stalin-Era Pension Ages Draws Opposition

Russians worry that they will not live to collect their pension due to the proposed age increase. But to what extent is this true?

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Germany and Russia: A Reset?

There are signs of the beginning of a reset in German relations with Russia. But serious impediments to a pragmatic relationship remain.

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Welcome to a New Kind of War

Russia is indeed at war with the Western alliance, one that it has unilaterally unleashed.

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High Time for Europe to Wake Up

Why it is in Germany’s own self-interest to take Donald Trump’s policy impulses on trade and defense seriously.

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How Big Is the Turkish Contagion Risk for Emerging Markets?

Contagion from the Turkish crisis to other emerging markets is not widespread.

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U.S. Sanctions on Turkish Ministers Require Recalibration

Additional designations of Erdogan’s cronies would hurt the Turkish strongman’s warchest.

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Driving Turkey into the Arms of Russia?

The convergence of Russian-Turkish interests is likely only of a temporary nature.

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Trump Vs. the Koch Brothers

Are the Koch brothers going to be devoured by the very same radical forces on the right-wing of Republican politics that they helped spawn?

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Can the US Make the Iran Sanctions Stick?

China’s refusal to cut back on Iranian oil purchases opens up another frontline with the U.S.

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