May 3, 2014

Putin's Post-Fascist

Jan Fleischhauer, Der Spiegel


Vladimir Putin has a new form of autocracy.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Fascism


April 23, 2014
Why Putin Loves World War II
Tikhon Dzyadko, The New Republic
The Great Patriotic War, which cost the USSR nearly 30 million lives, has touched nearly every Russian family in some way, and it is the main—if not only—connecting thread unifying Russians today. Putin knows this in... more ››
April 29, 2014
The Sanctions Illusion
Fred Kaplan, Slate
Sanctions are a time-honored technique for punishing a leader who’s misbehaved, or deterring him from misbehaving further. The problem is, they're usually not very successful. more ››
April 30, 2014
A New Cold War -- Without Debate
Vanden Heuvel & Cohen, The Nation
The Obama administration’s decision to isolate Russia, in a new version of “containment,” has met with virtually unanimous support from the political and media establishment. more ››
April 22, 2014
Putin's Empire of the Mind
Mark Galeotti & Andrew Bowen, Foreign Policy
How Russia's president morphed from realist to ideologue -- and what he'll do next. more ››
April 29, 2014
U.S. Opts for Weak Sanctions Against Russia
George Friedman, Stratfor
Placing effective sanctions on a country such as Russia is much more complicated than placing them on countries like Iran or the Central African Republic because the Russians have potential military responses. They also have the... more ››