Sanctions Should Impose Costs Where They Are Due

Maxim Trudolyubov delves into whether sanctions have been ‘effective’ at holding authoritarian regimes to account

Russian Intelligence’s “Assassin’s Creed”

Maxim Trudolyubov on the origins and specifics of the Russian "intelligence"

Putin’s Top-Down Revolution

Maxim Trudolyubov on the meaning of Putin's “revolution” and its historical parallels

Show Trials in the Information Age

Maxim Trudolyubov on customizing repressions in Russia

Putin’s Ancien Régime

Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia a harbinger of global populism, or its next victim?

Putin’s Great Blame Game

By promoting a culture of constant and automatic finger pointing, Russia’s president is stifling and distorting public discourse. Stories that claim others are always to blame may be gratifying, but they are also willful delusions.