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By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Jan 17,2021
WASHINGTON, DC  —  Since January 6, when a mob of Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol, dozens of rioters have been charged with crimes.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Jan 09,2021
MOSCOW — The January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol lacked the gravitas of the storming of the Winter Palace, that much is certain.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Feb 24,2020
NEW YORK — “In just three short years,” US President Donald Trump declared in his recent State of the Union (SOTU) address, “we have shattered the mentality of American decline and we have rejected the downsizing of America’s destiny.” This baseless pronouncement, more propa
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Jan 06,2020
MOSCOW — For an armchair warrior like US President Donald Trump, who received five deferments from serving in Vietnam, assassinations must look like a foreign-policy silver bullet.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Oct 30,2019
NEW YORK — In the 1960s, the dissident poet Alexander Galich wrote about the mute complicity of Soviet apparatchiks in Joseph Stalin’s crimes, notably the Great Purges in which millions were detained or died in the Gulag.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - Jul 27,2019
MOSCOW — US President Donald Trump’s recent declaration that four Democratic congresswomen of colour, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, should “go back” to their countries was another reminder of his blatant racism and sexism.
By Nina L. Khrushcheva - May 01,2019
KYIV — In the 2000s, The West Wing was everybody’s favourite television show about an aspirational US administration, one that fought terrorism without waging war on an entire region or religion, refused to trample on the rule of law and generally made decisions that were in the
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



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