Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nina L. Khrushcheva

Nina L. Khrushcheva is a professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at the New School in New York, and a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, where she directs the Russia Project. She previously taught at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics and The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind.

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Malaysian Airlines crash
World Affairs 13

Putin’s Tipping Point?

When incompetence in the Kremlin turns murderous, its incumbents can begin to tremble. As news of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine trickled into Russia, people with a long… read more

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World Affairs 5

Russia’s Crimean Shore?

In his 1979 novel The Island of Crimea, Vasily Aksyonov imagined the region’s flourishing independence from the Soviet Union. But Aksyonov's prophecy has been turned on its head: Today’s Crimea does… read more

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World Affairs 1

Power Without Purpose

Russia is no longer an economic power (oil reserves notwithstanding), nor is it a match for the US, or even China, in international affairs. But it is far from clear what Russia wants to become: a… read more

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Culture & Society 6

Putin the Perónist

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been compared to many strongmen of the past – Joseph Stalin, Leonid Brezhnev, and Chile’s Augusto Pinochet, to name a few. But, after nearly 14 years in power,… read more

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World Affairs 2

Can Navalny Save Russia?

In 1811, assessing the possibility – or, rather, the impossibility – of Russia ever undergoing a Western-style transformation, Joseph de Maistre famously wrote that, “Every nation has the government… read more

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World Affairs 5

The Boston Paradox

There is another sense in which the Tsarnaev brothers might be right that Russia and the West are not so different from each other. Just as Russia must deal with a growing wave of fundamentalism that … read more

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