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Nina L. Khrushcheva
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Mar 14,2019
NEW YORK — If life imitates art, Nikolai Gogol, who had a keen grasp of the delusional and demented, could have scripted many of the key political events of recent years.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Feb 28,2019
NEW YORK — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have each championed a model of authoritarian capitalism, call it “development with a dictator’s face”.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Jan 05,2019
MOSCOW — In his widely broadcast annual press conference last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin was confident and condescending, animated only when criticising Ukraine for skirmishes in the Black Sea or railing against the West’s “unfair” complaints about Russia’s behaviour
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Nov 07,2018
NEW YORK — Most of the world has spent the last two years thinking that Russian President Vladimir Putin is twisting his US counterpart, President Donald Trump, around his little finger.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Sep 16,2018
MOSCOW — From controlling the media to stoking nationalism, Russian President Vladimir Putin has always known how to keep his approval ratings high.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Aug 19,2018
TBILISI — Why do conspiracy theories and general charlatanism so often receive their strongest support from the world’s dictators? Sure, dictators are almost always oddballs themselves, but that cannot be all there is to it.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Aug 06,2018
NEW YORK — At a summit with US President Donald Trump in Helsinki last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin proved that he remains a master of the tradecraft he perfected in the 1980s as a Soviet operative in East Germany.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Jul 01,2018
MOSCOW — “The wise man builds bridges; the fool builds walls.” That was the sentiment splashed all over Chinese editorial pages last week, when the United States imposed 25 per cent tariffs on some $50 billion of Chinese goods.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Oct 24,2017
After nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency, the leaders of the Republican Party appear finally to be waking up to the harsh reality that their country stands at the edge of an abyss.They now have a choice: they can either continue to collaborate with Trump, thereby sustaining
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Sep 25,2017
In the 1970s, US president Richard Nixon instructed secretary of state Henry Kissinger to convince the leaders of hostile communist countries that he could be erratic and volatile, particularly when under pressure.Kissinger, a shrewd practitioner of Realpolitik, saw the potential

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