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  • Russia – an Enigma (2/10/16)

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Jan 16

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Putin’s Russia, Part VI: A Political Machine – Society

Most tellingly, the majority of Putin’s mass popular support stems from the historical contrast of current living conditions in Russia against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1990s , which continues to cast its dark shade in the minds of Russians.   Russia, under Boris Yeltsin’s rule in the 1990s, was marked by years of ...

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Jan 16

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Putin’s Russia, Part V: A Political Machine – Economy

The Russian economy is a blend of liberal free market and statist socialist features, plagued by pervasive corruption. Under Putin’s system, the economy is carefully managed by the state.  Since Putin assumed the presidency in 2000, the Russian government has nationalized and seized control of the country’s raw materials ...

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  • Al Qaeda and ISIS: Which is the Greater Danger? (12/14/15)

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Dec 15

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Putin’s Russia, Part IV: A Political Machine – Politics

Nominally, Russia is a democracy. It holds free, competitive, multi-party elections to vote candidates into different branches of the government and guarantees basic freedoms to its people under its constitution. However, ever since Putin attained power in 1999 as Prime Minister then President of Russia, he has centralized Russian ...

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  • Syria – An Analysis (11/17/15)

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Nov 15

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Syria – An Analysis (11/17/15)

Check out The Richmond Times-Dispatch‘s interview with Ribal al-Assad.

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Oct 15

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Raúl Castro: Is Cuba Better off Now?

In the United States, ten different polls can be conducted on Barack Obama and the findings can be assumed to be fairly accurate.  Researchers even go as far as to ensure that the methods are as unbiased as possible.  This gives us an idea of the general views regarding our president and the current decisions […]

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