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Articles by Leon Aron

The Kremlin's Propaganda Campaign and Russia's Regression Thursday, October 24, 2013
The Kremlin is addressing Russia’s economic problems by dusting off Soviet-era propaganda and policies. The resulting paranoia and intolerance are bound to ...
Putin’s Petro State Approaching Empty Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Russia faces two challenges that will affect its preeminence as an energy supplier and its ability to wield oil and gas as geostrategic tools. At stake are the ...
21st-Century Sultanate Friday, November 14, 2008
Vladimir Putin has harnessed patronage, nepotism, and cronyism to build Russia’s corporatist state.
The Yeltsin Legacy Monday, April 23, 2007
History will record the late Russian leader as a great liberator.
Russia’s Oil Woes Monday, January 8, 2007
Moscow’s attachment to statist economic policy is undermining its bid for global energy dominance, writes LEON ARON. By re-nationalizing its energy sector, ...