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Nina L. Khrushcheva

Nina L. Khrushcheva

Writing for PS since 1997
176 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. The Lonesome Death of Alexei Navalny
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    The Lonesome Death of Alexei Navalny

    Feb 17, 2024 Nina L. Khrushcheva has no doubt that, directly or indirectly, it was the Kremlin that killed the imprisoned opposition leader.

  2. Preparing Russia for Permanent War
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    Preparing Russia for Permanent War

    Jan 23, 2024 Nina L. Khrushcheva deciphers the significance of the Kremlin’s latest propaganda push – and hears ominous echoes of the past.

  3. The West Must Face Reality in Ukraine
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    The West Must Face Reality in Ukraine

    Dec 27, 2023 Nina L. Khrushcheva sees three possible scenarios now that Western financial aid and military support is rapidly drying up.

  4. Putin’s Killer Patriotism
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    Putin’s Killer Patriotism

    Nov 27, 2023 Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the Kremlin’s growing dependence on violent criminals to fight its war in Ukraine.

  5. Russian Life Imitates Dystopian Art
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    Russian Life Imitates Dystopian Art

    Oct 25, 2023 Nina L. Khrushcheva sees in the country’s return to absolutism why George Orwell focused on language as a political weapon.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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