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Russia and China’s Frigid Alliance

A burgeoning military and political alignment between Russia and China has provoked alarmist headlines in various western media outlets. But the reality in China is that its foreign policy community has other concerns; its officials and experts are still unprepared and unwilling to cultivate a fully fledged alliance with Russia.

Who Can Be Happy in Russia?

An ambitious round of social welfare spending and greater worker protections are the Kremlin’s only refuge from voter dismay. Nikolay Nekrasov’s famous epic poem — ‘Who can be happy and free in Russia’ — first came to light almost a hundred and fifty years ago. It would certainly be harder […]