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Nina L Khrushcheva

Nina L Khrushcheva is Professor of  International Affairs at The New School. Her latest book (with Jeffrey Tayler) is “In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones”

The buck stops with Putin

Published On: September 18, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Nina L Khrushcheva

Putin created a system that places him at its center. In Russia, that is where all responsibility is to be found.

Comrade Trump

Published On: February 17, 2020 09:10 AM NPT By: Nina L Khrushcheva

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 propaganda than reality—recalled Joseph Stalin’s 1935 proclamation that “Life has improved, comrades; life has become more joyous.”

The Assassin’s False Creed

Published On: January 13, 2020 09:22 AM NPT By: Nina L Khrushcheva

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. You take out your enemy’s leadership with a drone strike or a rifle shot and, presto, your problems are solved. In fact, there is no historical basis for believing that assassinations solve anything. But there are plenty of precedents that they make things far, far worse.

Putin’s Pipelines to Power

Published On: January 9, 2020 08:03 AM NPT By: Nina L Khrushcheva

MOSCOW – Over the last year, predictions of serious struggles for Russian President Vladimir Putin – or even his political demise – have been increasingly frequent. A recent article in The Economist, “An awful week for Vladimir Putin,” is just one example. But it is Putin biographer and New York Times correspondent Steven Lee Myers whose assessment rings most true: “Putin,” Myers has repeatedly said to me, “always wins.”

Putin means money

Published On: November 28, 2019 10:15 AM NPT By: Nina L Khrushcheva

While Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to be able to tout Russian achievements in science and innovation, he also wants to enrich himself as much as possible

Boris the Bolshevik

Published On: September 4, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Nina L Khrushcheva

British parliamentary democracy may never be the same again. It will certainly never again be the model that so many people around the world once admired