Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Politics & Policy

Viva Putin?

David Pryce-Jones finds the Putin government to be an odious regime. The question is, why do millions of Russians appear to disagree with his assessment? The short answer, popular in the ...
Politics & Policy

When He Isn’t Orange

So far, the Bush administration has adopted a prudent course of action vis-à-vis the unfolding political crisis in Ukraine. On Tuesday, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack reiterated: “[O]ur view is ...
Politics & Policy

Putin on the Throwback

Russian president Vladimir Putin has a problem — one that can’t be solved by hiring a slick Washington public-relations firm. The death, under highly suspicious circumstances, of Ivan Safronov, an investigative ...
Politics & Policy

Orange Turmoil

The political crisis in Ukraine is a stark wake-up call for those politicians and pundits who were so quick last winter to laud what they viewed as the inevitable, quick ...
Politics & Policy

Putin’s No Stalin

Does Russia have a “democracy deficit?” Certainly–and an adviser to President Vladimir Putin, Andrei Illarionov, made this point clear in a New Year’s Eve interview on the Moscow radio station ...