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Nina L. Khrushcheva

Nina L. Khrushcheva

Writing for PS since 1997
160 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. From Cuban Missiles to Putin’s Crisis
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    From Cuban Missiles to Putin’s Crisis

    Oct 27, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the lessons of the 1962 Cuban crisis that Russia’s president seems intent on disregarding.

  2. The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Oct 4, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.

  3. Pomp and Populism
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    Pomp and Populism

    Sep 9, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva contrasts the virtues of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign with the vices of Boris Johnson’s recent government.

  4. The Greatest Democrat Russia Ever Had
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    The Greatest Democrat Russia Ever Had

    Aug 31, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva reflects on the political legacy of the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the hope it still embodies.

  5. The Republican God That Failed
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    The Republican God That Failed

    Aug 18, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.

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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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