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The Jews Who Stabbed Germany in the Back

Seventy-nine years after Kristallnacht, ‘A Deadly Legacy,’ a new history of German Jewish soldiers during World War I, traces the origins of the European scapegoating that would engulf the continent some years later

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How America Helped Make Vladimir Putin Dictator for Life

Did the U.S. choose to ignore the source of 1999 bombings that propelled the security-agency bureaucrat to the top post he has never relinquished?

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Was Iran Behind the Recent Violence on the Temple Mount?

The latest campaign against Israel has all the hallmarks of an Islamic Republic operation

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News-For-Hire Scandal Deepens: ‘Fusion GPS’ Sleazy Venezuela Links Shed New Light on Trump Dossier

News of the News: an oppo-research-for-hire outfit of former reporters tries to seed stories in the American press for global clients

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Trump, You’re No Rosenberg

The president’s latest whopper ignores anti-Semitism, actual history.

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The Watergate Comparison

Why Trump is no Nixon, and why this political scandal is so much worse than that one

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America’s Descent Into Middle Eastern-Style Conspiracy-Theory Madness

How the once-sturdy institutions of our democracy—the press, the intelligence community, political parties—have been used to legitimize a conspiracy theory, and why those theories are so hard to disprove

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‘Make Birobidzhan Gay Again’

Dispatch from the inaugural Brighton Beach Pride Parade in south Brooklyn

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In Post-Soviet Ukraine, Victory Day Is a Matter of Interpretation

Protesters flock to numerous pro-Russia marches commemorating the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany

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The Ukrainian MP Who Leaked Paul Manafort’s Secrets Speaks to Tablet

Serhiy Leshchenko publicized documents allegedly revealing an effort by Trump’s former campaign manager to cover up payments he received from a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine

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On the Life and Death of Yevgeny Yevtushenko

The Russian dissident, whose ‘Babi Yar’ poem continues to captivate, has died at 83

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Breaking Manafort Scandals Reveal the Rot at the Heart of the Trump Campaign; Russia Wins

Rival Ukrainian government factions also have their reasons for dropping dirt on the former campaign manager and consultant to the underbelly of world governance

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Russian Manipulations, Past and Present

Do Russians historically prefer Republicans to win over Democrats?

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Glasnost Ceiling

Episode 83: Novelist Sana Krasikov and political strategist Patrick Ruffini

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Is it Time to Compose an Elegy for Russia’s Jewry?

A trip to the ‘old’ circus with imaginary Jewish clowns

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A Dissident Under a Poisonous Autocracy

Vladimir Kara-Murza is in intensive care, and his wife is saying he was poisoned—again. Last year, the Russian activist sat down for an interview in Oslo to speak about Putin’s ‘monolithic regime.’

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From America to Russia and Back, ‘The Patriots’ Tells Us Stories That Couldn’t Be More Current

Sana Krasikov’s ‘boldly imagined’ new novel sees Russia as a place where it is impossible to keep your hands clean

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Kompromat vs. Maskirovka

Whether Putin has compromising material on Trump or not, he has already succeeded in compromising America’s political culture

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Anti-Russia

Liberty and servitude in the new philo-czarist age

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Wise Up

How American Jews are wooed with meaningless gestures

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Russian ‘Holocaust on Ice’ Routine Is More Face-Plant Than Triple Salchow

The wife of Vladimir Putin’s press secretary co-performed a routine dressed in stripes and a six-pointed star on Russia’s ice-equivalent to ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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While the World Is Distracted, the International Criminal Court Is Quietly Bleeding Members

The departure of Russia, South Africa, and others from the supra-national body could have serious implications for Israel and the world

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The Sleek, Hard-Fought World Chess Championship Is Locked Up After Four Games

Defending champion Magnus Carlsen has his hands full with his pugnacious challenger, Sergey Karjakin of Russia, who badly wants to bring a title back home

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Ukraine’s Post-Soviet Identity Through the Murky Lens of Its Statues

The Ukrainian government announced this week a new statue dedicated to a controversial nationalist. Elsewhere, scores of Lenin monuments are being torn down. But Soviet nostalgia remains ubiquitous.

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Will Donald Trump’s Data-Analytics Company Allow Russia to Access Research on U.S. Citizens?

Tracing the suspicious-looking, and messy, ties between a Ukrainian oligarch, an elections-information firm, and the GOP candidate’s former campaign manager

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Why Bibi’s Visits to Moscow Mean Bad News for Israel

The geopolitics that links Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and the Jewish State

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Why Israel and Russia’s Relationship Continues to Warm

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited Moscow this week, where he met with Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria and receive a once-captured IDF tank

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Amid Shaky Ceasefire, Israel Says Syria Used Chemical Weapons on Civilians

Days into the so-called ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria, opposition and governmental forces are already pointing fingers at each other

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Want the Syria Ceasefire to Mean Anything? Bring Back Hadar Goldin.

Goldin, the fallen Israeli officer, was kidnapped just hours into an American-brokered ceasefire in 2014. If American credibility in Syria and beyond is to mean anything, Goldin’s body must be returned to his family.

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