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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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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.

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