Tag Archives: Putinism

Walter Laqueur, ‘ingenious autodidact’ who dissected 20th century, dies at 97


Walter Laqueur, a German Jew who fled Hitler and became one of the preeminent intellectuals of his generation with seminal books dissecting events that shaped the 20th century as well… Read more »

Advancing or undermining democracy? No moral equivalence


Vladimir Putin denies meddling in U.S. politics, but he has charged that the U.S. government interfered “aggressively” in Russia’s 2012 presidential vote, notes Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights… Read more »

Putin ‘orchestrating’ Russian football hooligans for hybrid warfare


Is Vladimir Putin orchestrating Russian football hooligans as an instrument of hybrid warfare? Putin, not himself averse to machismo, has often empathized with Moscow ultras’ behavior, deliberately cultivating virility as a feature of an assertive… Read more »

Ten reasons Putinism is not sustainable


Columbia University analyst Mariya Snegovaya points to ten reasons why Putinism may not be nearly as “sustainable” as many think, Paul Goble writes for The Interpreter: Protest attitudes are growing… Read more »

Putinism, Islamism no alternative to liberal democracy


Russian President Vladimir Putin and the extremist Islamic State group are both engaged in efforts at state building that share two qualities: each seeks to create a political alternative to… Read more »

Russian foreign policy’s anti-democratic thrust


Under the current regime, Russia will continue to fear the enlargement of liberal democracy and Western institutions, says a new report from the RAND Corporation. It will seek, within its… Read more »

How to end Putinism’s ‘Potemkin conservatism’


Vladimir Putin’s promotion of ‘conservative values’ has little to do with upholding Russian traditions, say Center for Security Studies analysts Witold Rodkiwiecz and Jadwiga Rogoża. On the contrary, the regime’s… Read more »

U.S. think tank a ‘Trojan Horse’ for Putinism?


The Carnegie Moscow Center used to be a hub of Russian liberalism. Now it stands accused of being a ‘trojan horse’ for Russian influence, notes analyst James Kirchick. As the… Read more »