October 2021, Volume 32, Issue 4

The Rise of Political Violence in the United States

  • Rachel Kleinfeld
In a deeply polarized United States, ordinary people now consume and espouse once-radical ideas and are primed to commit violence.
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What Putin Fears Most

  • Robert Person
  • Michael McFaul
Forget his excuses. Russia’s autocrat doesn’t worry about NATO. What terrifies him is the prospect of a flourishing Ukrainian democracy.

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April 2022, Volume 33, Issue 2

The Rebirth of the Liberal World Order?

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has done something for the world’s democrats they could seemingly not do for themselves—given them a renewed unity, purpose, and resolve. Putin’s reckless gamble may unexpectedly strengthen democracy in Europe and beyond.

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