Vladimir Putin’s Kleptocratic Authoritarianism

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The story of a system and a book.

Comrade Putin’s Fascist Temptation

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The ties that bind Putin to gangsters masquerading as politicians.

Putin and the New ‘Iron Curtain’

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Combining tyranny at home with aggression abroad.

Centers for Islamic Studies: a Cold-War-Style Influence Operation?

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A new generation of Islamic supremacists employs the KGB’s “active measures.”

Who Was Yuri Andropov? Ideologue, Policeman, Apparatchik

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Why a deceased Soviet butcher has an ever-growing mini-cult following.

From Andropov to Putin: The Last Spasm of a Decrepit Dictatorship

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The last gasp of the secret police’s squalid rule?

Czar Putka’s Imperial Delusions

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A new book unveils the dark world of a brutal tyrant driven by messianic delusions.

Death of a Communist

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Paul Robeson Jr. gets a pass from the press.

‘Dialoguing’ with the Muslim Brotherhood and the KGB

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European politicians embrace the enemies of democracy.

Obama and Putin: Two Totalitarians, One Game

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Obama is a national community organizer, but Putin is a global community organizer.