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Russia’s Neo-Feudal Capitalism

Russia’s Neo-Feudal Capitalism

Anders Åslund. | (Project Syndicate) | - - WASHINGTON, DC – Vladimir Putin’s Russia is looking more and more like the sclerotic and stagnant Soviet Union of the Leonid Brezhnev era. But…
Russia: US attack on our Sovereign ally Illegal

Russia: US attack on our Sovereign ally Illegal

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday slammed the Trump administration for its strike on Syria, calling it "illegal" and based on faulty intelligence.…
Has Trump deferred to Russia in Syria?

Has Trump deferred to Russia in Syria?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Elizabeth Palmer reported from Ankara last Thursday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had difficult and inconclusive discussions with Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan…
The Russian Job:  The Plot Thickens

The Russian Job: The Plot Thickens

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - An avalanche of news about the connection of key Trump political operatives to Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation rolled down ominously on…
AG Jeff Sessions as Gump:  SNL Cold Open

AG Jeff Sessions as Gump: SNL Cold Open

Kate McKinnon | (Saturday Night Live) | Video Clip | - - "Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) chats with strangers (Octavia Spencer, Leslie Jones, Kyle Mooney, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett) at…