(EDM) The annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (May 24–26) managed to attract more high-level foreign guests than could be expected considering Russia’s stagnant economy and relative lack of interest from international investors. Arguably, the organizers should have expressed...
(Moscow-on-Thames) The journalists who called me this morning about Bill Browder got sent away: I’ve got a book manuscript to finish, and, to be honest, there’s nothing new I can say about Browder that I really feel like saying on the record. But the journalists who called about Arkady Babchenko —...
(The Atlantic) “When your enemy is making a mistake,” Napoleon purportedly cautioned, “never interrupt him.” In recent months the Islamic Republic of Iran has been battered by accumulating crises—including a collapsing currency, an irrepressible citizen’s-rights and feminist movement, and...
Warnings of a Russian hypersonic weapon that the U.S. can't defend against may have had you running for the bomb shelter last week. But what, exactly, is this weapon, and how does it work? Russian President Vladimir Putin first announced the hypersonic weapon, code-named Avangard, in a speech in...
Дмитрий Быков поговорил с известным экономистом Константином Сониным о настоящем и будущем России и российской экономики. Константин Сонин — один из немногих российских интеллектуалов, хорошо известных на Западе. Больше того — он едва ли не единственный экономист в нынешней России, чьи оценки и...
(TOL) As new textbooks on Russian history, close to the Kremlin playbook, are rolled out in the country’s high schools, some teachers make clear that they are not so easily fooled. “The state, any state, will always try to put history at its service,” says Konstantin Chekmenev, a history teacher in...
On the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, PONARS Eurasia and New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia hosted a joint conference that brought together leading scholars to discuss the state of U.S.-Russian/Eurasian relations. The papers in...

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