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Nina L. Khrushcheva

Nina L. Khrushcheva

Writing for PS since 1997
176 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 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.

  2. Preparing Russia for Permanent War
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    Preparing Russia for Permanent War

    Jan 23, 2024 Nina L. Khrushcheva deciphers the significance of the Kremlin’s latest propaganda push – and hears ominous echoes of the past.

  3. The West Must Face Reality in Ukraine
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    The West Must Face Reality in Ukraine

    Dec 27, 2023 Nina L. Khrushcheva sees three possible scenarios now that Western financial aid and military support is rapidly drying up.

  4. Putin’s Killer Patriotism
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    Putin’s Killer Patriotism

    Nov 27, 2023 Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the Kremlin’s growing dependence on violent criminals to fight its war in Ukraine.

  5. Russian Life Imitates Dystopian Art
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    Russian Life Imitates Dystopian Art

    Oct 25, 2023 Nina L. Khrushcheva sees in the country’s return to absolutism why George Orwell focused on language as a political weapon.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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