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    Putinism, Populism and the Defence of Liberal Democracy

    By Olga Oliker

    Although Russia is a contributor to and beneficiary of the current illiberal surge, its causes lie within democratic countries, and solutions must be found at home.

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    The Businessman President

    By Michael Pocalyko

    An understanding of Donald Trump’s presidency must begin with his uniqueness in a domain that has been alluded to since his election, but little understood.

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    Russia and China: A New Model of Great-Power Relations

    By Samuel Charap, John Drennan and Pierre Noël

    By accommodating each other’s strategic interests, Russia and China have achieved an effective partnership despite significant imbalances between them.

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Survival 59-1

Also featuring Olga Oliker, Beatrice Fihn and Aaron Brantly.

Latest Politics and Strategy Posts

Can Women Be Soldiers of the Islamic State?

By Nelly Lahoud

With a small number of high-profile exceptions, the Islamic State’s women are expected to be the enablers, not the agents, of jihad.

The Logic of Banning Nuclear Weapons

By Beatrice Fihn

The time has come for the international community to reject the bomb.

Innovation and Adaptation in Jihadist Digital Security

By Aaron Brantly

In online discussions, jihadists are alert to changes in technology and the policies of their adversaries.