My Republica

Nina L. Khrushcheva

New keeper of Putin’s secrets

May 29, 2018 00:30 AM

Putin hopes to preserve paternalistic ruling system and top-down power structure he has built

What Putin won

March 26, 2018 00:30 AM

Russians have voted for less social and political freedom and more economic stagnation. They have decided to go back in time, to a future that they once dreaded

What Putin wants in Syria

March 5, 2018 00:30 AM

The entire intervention in Syria, including the mercenaries, has been primarily about defending Russian national interests

Profiles in cowardice

December 20, 2017 01:00 AM

Prioritizing his own safety over wellbeing of Russia, President Boris Yeltsin named Putin, a former KGB colonel, as his successor

Putin’s long shadow

December 3, 2017 00:30 AM

There is no “number two” in Russia. There is only Putin, controlling the FSB, the courts, and the commanding heights of the economy.

Trump’s collaborators

October 25, 2017 00:17 AM

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 his destructive leadership and courting disaster, or they can renounce him, finally putting their country’s democracy ahead of loyalty to their party/tribe.

Death of the Party

June 25, 2017 00:30 AM

From Nehru to Indira and from Rajiv to Rahul, Gandhi family has seen control of Indian National Congress as its birthright

Trump in Putin’s Syria

April 19, 2017 00:15 AM

With bombing of air base in western Syria, Trump administration stepped into a gaping power vacuum in the Middle East. What will Trump do next?

Age of voodoo politics

March 15, 2017 00:15 AM

We today face a form of voodoo politics: rule based on “alternative facts” and unfounded and untestable theories

Strongmen’s traps

July 28, 2016 00:15 AM

Xi, a professed admirer of Putin, has adopted the Russian’s playbook