Putin versus Civil Society: The Long Struggle for Freedom

July 2013
Today’s Russian protest movement in many ways resembles past civil-rights and civil-resistance efforts in other parts of the world, from its commitment to nonviolence to its key demands—a vote that counts and equality under the law.

Another Russia? After the Leviathan

April 2007

There is a future for democracy in Russia, but it may have to wait until the people begin to feel the problems created by the current system.

The "Mystery" of the Soviet Collapse

April 2006

There was nothing inevitable about the unraveling of Soviet communism. The role played by individuals such as Aleksandr Yakovlev was crucial.