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Nina L. Khrushcheva

Nina L. Khrushcheva

Writing for PS since 1997
163 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. Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?
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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Jan 25, 2023 Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.

  2. Russian Muppets or American Puppets?
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    Russian Muppets or American Puppets?

    Jan 3, 2023 Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the successes and failures of Sesame Street’s 15-year run in a country the US still misunderstands.

  3. War and Populism
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    War and Populism

    Dec 12, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva shows how an increasingly transactional approach to democracy enables crimes like the Ukraine war.

  4. From Cuban Missiles to Putin’s Crisis
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    From Cuban Missiles to Putin’s Crisis

    Oct 27, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the lessons of the 1962 Cuban crisis that Russia’s president seems intent on disregarding.

  5. The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Oct 4, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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