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Andrei Kolesnikov

Andrei Kolesnikov

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Andrei Kolesnikov is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  1. Do Most Russians Support the War in Ukraine?
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    Do Most Russians Support the War in Ukraine?

    Sep 14, 2022 Andrei Kolesnikov & Denis Volkov paint a more nuanced picture of public opinion than headline polling figures suggest.

  2. Putin Is Losing the Battle for Russia’s Future
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    Putin Is Losing the Battle for Russia’s Future

    Feb 11, 2021 Andrei Kolesnikov likens the Kremlin's attacks on protesters to a war – one that betrays the regime's lack of confidence.

  3. Putin’s Constitutional Autocracy
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    Putin’s Constitutional Autocracy

    Dec 9, 2020 Andrei Kolesnikov laments how the Russian president has reduced the country's Yeltsin-era constitution to mere window dressing.

  4. The Caudillo of the Kremlin
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    The Caudillo of the Kremlin

    Jul 30, 2020 Andrei Kolesnikov argues that Vladimir Putin may have prolonged his rule, but his regime is looking weaker than ever.

  5. The Victor Who Lost the USSR
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    The Victor Who Lost the USSR

    May 5, 2020 Andrei Kolesnikov examines Mikhail Gorbachev's legacy on the 35th anniversary of his rise to power in the former Soviet Union.

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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski

    Although the events of the last two years amount to a clear strategic failure for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is equally clear that the West became overly confident after Ukraine's battlefield successes in 2022. Now, a strategic re-calibration may be in order.

    about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.

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