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Nina L. Khrushcheva

Nina L. Khrushcheva

Writing for PS since 1997
180 commentaries
4 videos & podcasts

Nina L. Khrushcheva, Professor of International Affairs at The New School, is the co-author (with Jeffrey Tayler), most recently, of In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones (St. Martin's Press, 2019).

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  1. The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    May 20, 2024 Nina L. Khrushcheva doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.

  2. Russia’s Battle of the Ministries
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    Russia’s Battle of the Ministries

    May 15, 2024 Nina L. Khrushcheva sees a high-ranking official's recent arrest as a sign of declining confidence in Vladimir Putin's leadership.

  3. The Oligarch, His Ex-Wife, Her Mother, and Rupert Murdoch
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    The Oligarch, His Ex-Wife, Her Mother, and Rupert Murdoch

    Mar 29, 2024 Nina L. Khrushcheva contemplates the media mogul's impending marriage to the Russian biologist Elena Zhukova.

  4. Nina L. Khrushcheva on Navalny, Putin, Russian elections, and more
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    Nina L. Khrushcheva on Navalny, Putin, Russian elections, and more

    Mar 5, 2024 Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that seizing Russia’s central-bank assets would harm the West’s international reputation, highlights cracks in the Russian regime, calls warnings that Vladimir Putin plans to invade NATO irresponsible, and more.

  5. The Lonesome Death of Alexei Navalny
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    The Lonesome Death of Alexei Navalny

    Feb 17, 2024 Nina L. Khrushcheva has no doubt that, directly or indirectly, it was the Kremlin that killed the imprisoned opposition leader.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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