Putin’s Swagger

The past week saw swagger return to the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s walk as he strode into the Kremlin Palace to take the oath of allegiance to the Russian Constitution to begin

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Putin and the Insanity Gambit

When I was in graduate school, a small group of my peers and I spent considerable time examining the circumstances under which it would be possible for one nuclear power to launch

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Putin Emerges Stronger than Ever

Ukraine’s attempt to interfere in Russia’s Presidential election has backfired.  Putin’s internal support is stronger than ever.  The geniuses in NATO and in US intelligence simply failed to understand Russia or the Russian election

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Rebels Hit Russia on Election Day

The Kremlin is rolling out its carefully managed simulacrum of a democratic process, with sham elections in which there is only one conceivable outcome: Vladimir Putin as the unopposed victor, sealed into

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