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I have been trying to write this post for two weeks now, but the issue seems to morph and expand on a daily basis. I did not want to write a ‘hot take’ that characterizes the majority of campaign coverage … Continue reading
Will the history books view the shooting down of MH17 as a similarly crystallizing event like the assassination of Franz Ferdinand nearly 100 years before? Maybe (probably depends on whose books you will read). In any case, it is difficult … Continue reading
Everyone agreed that the first round of Russia sanctions were laughably ineffective, aimed at a motley assortment of Kremlin B-teamers, whom Putin demoted to limit the damage they can cause and about whom Putin couldn’t care less. The second round … Continue reading
After braving the fu#$ing cold DC weather to watch President Obama’s inauguration, here are some choice passages from Obama’s speech that have possible Russia implications: “With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat…” … Continue reading
Once again, the world’s investors expressed their disagreement with the views of The Economist et al regarding Russia’s development trajectory. This time, they expressed their disagreement to the tune of $14.6 billion in deals made over last weekend’s conference. Also, … Continue reading