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Nina L. Khrushcheva

Nina L. Khrushcheva

Writing for PS since 1997
158 commentaries
4 videos & podcasts

Nina L. Khrushcheva, Professor of International Affairs at The New School, is the co-author (with Jeffrey Tayler), most recently, of In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones (St. Martin's Press, 2019).

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  1. Pomp and Populism
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    Pomp and Populism

    Sep 9, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva contrasts the virtues of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign with the vices of Boris Johnson’s recent government.

  2. The Greatest Democrat Russia Ever Had
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    The Greatest Democrat Russia Ever Had

    Aug 31, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva reflects on the political legacy of the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the hope it still embodies.

  3. The Republican God That Failed
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    The Republican God That Failed

    Aug 18, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.

  4. Far-right Populists Come Out of the Racist Closet
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    Far-right Populists Come Out of the Racist Closet

    Aug 5, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva says that hard-right populists no longer think they need to conceal their racism in order to gain power.

  5. The World Order After the Ukraine War
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    The World Order After the Ukraine War

    Aug 3, 2022 Javier Solana interviewed by Nina L. Khrushcheva about the historic roots of Russia’s invasion and the future of global security and cooperation.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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