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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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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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