Nina Khrushcheva

New School New York

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

  1. Russia’s decision to free Ivan Golunov shows protests against Kremlin despotism are working,” NBCThink, June 18, 2019
  2. “Should the Russians Hug the Chinese?” published by Project Syndicate, June 2019 (Der Tagesspiegel, Germany, The Australian) (See all Project Syndicate contributions)
  3. “Ukraine’s New President Joins the Resistance,” published by Project Syndicate, May 2019 (La Nacion, Costa Rica)
  4. “Ukraine Sends in the Clown,” published by Project Syndicate, April 2019 (Dagens Perspektiv, Norway)
  5. Russia’s Crimea invasion was good for Putin. But five years later the nationalist glow is gone,” NBCThink, March 18, 2019
  6. “The Trumping of Ukraine,” published by Project Syndicate, March 2019 (My Republica, Nepal)
  7. “Wag the Dictator,” published by Project Syndicate, February 2019 (Hindustan Times, India)
  8. Trump’s wall with Mexico follows in the footsteps of authoritarian leaders throughout history,” NBCThink, January 8, 2019
  9. “Putin’s Semi-Free Press Problem,” published by Project Syndicate, January 2019 (Kosova Sot, Kosovo)
  10. “Is Trump Duping Putin?” published by Project Syndicate, November 2018 (La Repubblica, Italy)
  11. “The New Disappeared,” published by Project Syndicate, October 2018 (The Daily Star, Lebanon)
  12. “Has Putin’s Popularity Bubble Burst?” published by Project Syndicate, September 2018 (The Globe and Mail, Canada)
  13. “Erdoğan’s Authoritarian Quackery,” published by Project Syndicate, August 2018 (Dagens Perspektiv, Norway)
  14. “Trump’s Gambling Problem,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2018 (The Australian, Australia)
  15. Trump’s admiration for Putin has made him stunningly easy to manipulate,” NBCThink, July 21, 2018
  16. “A Crisis of Ethical Leadership,” published by Project Syndicate, June 2018 (Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark)
  17. “A New Keeper of Putin’s Secrets,” published by Project Syndicate, May 2018 (Gulf Times, Qatar, Ta Nea, Greece)
  18. “What Putin Won in Russia’s Election,” published by Project Syndicate, March 2018 (The Daily Star, Lebanon)
  19. “What Putin Wants in Syria,” published by Project Syndicate, February 2018 (O Estado de S. Paulo, Brazil)
  20. Trump may wish he was a dictator. Luckily for America, he seems incapable of being one,” NBCThink, February 15, 2018
  21. “Donald Trump Meets Davos Man,” published by Project Syndicate, January 2018 (The Globe and Mail, Canada)
  22. Donald Trump’s Not Quite Like Joseph Stalin. But His ‘Fake News Awards’ Should Scare Us,” NBCThink, January 17, 2018
  23. “Profiles in Cowardice,” published by Project Syndicate, December 2017 (Hindustan Times, India)
  24. “The Last Silovik?” published by Project Syndicate, November 2017 (The Australian, Australia)
  25. “Trump’s Republican Collaborators,” published by Project Syndicate, October 2017 (The Irish Examiner, Ireland)
  26. “The Return of the Madman Theory,” published by Project Syndicate, September 2017 (La Nacion, Costa Rica)
  27. How Women Lived Under Soviet Rule,” The Atlantic, September 2017
  28. “Guilty Man,” published by Project Syndicate, August 2017 (Der Standard, Austria)
  29. “Putin and Trump’s Tainted Love,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2017 (The Globe and Mail, Canada, Hindustan Times, India)
  30. “The Death of the Party,” published by Project Syndicate, June 2017 (Jordan Times, The Jakarta Post, Indonesia)
  31. “The Eruption of Moscow’s Housing Estates,” published by Project Syndicate, May 2017 (Dagens Nyheter, Sweden)
  32. “Trump Stumbles into Putin’s Syrian Backyard,” published by Project Syndicate, April 2017
  33. “When Obama is Always Listening,” published by Project Syndicate, March 2017
  34. Melania Trump is the perfect autocrat’s wife,” Quartz, March 3, 2017
  35. “Laughing in the Dark,” published by Project Syndicate, February 2017 (La Nacion, Argentina, The Japan Times)
  36. “America’s Russian Hypocrisy,” published by Project Syndicate, January 2017 (Novoe Vremya, Ukraine, Kathmandu Post, Nepal)
  37. “The Manchurian Cabinet,” published by Project Syndicate, December 2016 (Huffington Post, USA, Kosova Sot, Kosovo)
  38. “Donald Trump’s Brave New World,” published by Project Syndicate, November 2016 (Irish Examiner, Ireland, Handelsblatt Global, Germany)
  39. “Direct Democracy Strikes Again,” published by Project Syndicate, October 2016 (Den, Ukraine)
  40. “Trump Through Russian Eyes,” published by Project Syndicate, September 2016 (The Jordan TimesHandelsblatt, Germany)
  41. “Does Putin Really Want a Trump Presidency?” published by Project Syndicate, August 2016 (Die Welt, Germany, Tin Tuc 24, Vietnam)
  42. “The Kremlin’s Olympic Acrobatics,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2016 (Danas, Serbia)
  43. “The Strongman’s Power Trap,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2016 (Irish Examiner, Ireland)
  44. Putin’s Pick: Clinton or Trump?” CNN.com, July 4, 2016
  45. Donald Trump has a Russian twin named Vladimir,” Quartz, June 23, 2016
  46. “Putin’s Illusion of Reform,” published by Project Syndicate, June 2016 (Die Welt, Germany)
  47. “The Queen’s Chinese Guests from Hell,” published by Project Syndicate, May 2016 (Irish Examiner, Ireland, The Globe and Mail, Canada)
  48. “The Improbable Reformers,” published by Project Syndicate, April 2016 (Times of Oman, Il Sole, Italy)
  49. “The Lilli-Putins of the EU,” published by Project Syndicate, March 2016 (The Australian, O Estado de S. Paulo, Brazil)
  50. “Putin, the Pope, and the Patriarch,” published by Project Syndicate, February 2016
  51. “The Marketing of the American President,” published by Project Syndicate, January 2016 (Al Jazeera English, Die Welt, Germany)
  52. “Putin’s Trump Card,” published by Project Syndicate, December-January 2015-16 (Irish Examiner, Ireland, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark)
  53. Vladimir Putin fancies himself a tsar standing up to Turkey’s would-be sultan,” Quartz, December 4, 2015
  54. United With Putin Against Terror?” published by Project Syndicate, November 2015 (Die Presse, Austria, Die Welt, Germany)
  55. “Alexievich’s Achievement,” published by Project Syndicate, October 2015 (Irish Examiner, Ireland, The Globe and Mail, Canada)
  56. “Abdullah Gül’s Choice,” published by Project Syndicate, September 2015 (The Daily Star, Lebanon)
  57. “The Authoritarian Temptation,” published by Project Syndicate, August 2015 (Die Welt, Germany)
  58. Putin is a Dick,” Quartz, August 4, 2015
  59. “Containment Begins at Home,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2015 (The Australian, Today’s Zaman, Turkey)
  60. “The Goebbels of the Kremlin,” published by Project Syndicate, June 2015 (The Globe and Mail, Canada)
  61. “Putin on Parade,” published by Project Syndicate, May 2015 (Der Standard, Austria)
  62. “Europe versus Gazprom,” published by Project Syndicate, April-May 2015
  63. Graveyard of Emperors: Putin Should Heed the Fates of Russian Leaders,” Quartz, April 9, 2015
  64. Tsar Vladimir Putin is Always Right,” Reuters, March 12, 2015
  65. “Kremlin Murder Incorporated,” published by Project Syndicate, March 2015 (The Daily Star, Lebanon, Irish Examiner, Ireland)
  66. “Russia and America at the Oscars,” published by Project Syndicate, February 2015 (Die Welt, Germany, El Tiempo, Colombia)
  67. What does Vladimir Putin Really Want in Ukraine?” Reuters, February 2, 2015
  68. “Putin’s Scare Tactics,” published by Project Syndicate, January 2015 (The Moscow Times, Russia, Dagens Nyheter, Sweden)
  69. Building Berlin’s Wall Helped Avoid Nuclear Confrontation,” Reuters, November 7, 2014
  70. As if Things weren’t Badenov: Even in Good Times, Russians are Villains in Hollywood,” Reuters, August 27, 2014
  71. Putin’s Anti-American Rhetoric Now Persuades his Harshest Critics,” Reuters, July 29, 2014
  72. “Putin’s Tipping Point?” published by Project Syndicate, July 2014 (Globe and Mail, Canada, Huffington Post, USA, The Irish Examiner, Ireland)
  73. “Shevarnadze: The Silver Fox of Dictatorship and Democracy,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2014 (Sunday’s Zaman, Turkey, El Tiempo, Colombia)
  74. Putin Face-Off: Make Schwarzenegger Our Man in Moscow,” Reuters, June 20, 2014
  75. US v Russia: Searching for Kennan,” Reuters, April 28, 2014
  76. Putin’s New ‘Values Pact’,” Reuters, March 26, 2014
  77. Why Putin’s Wrong to Blame Khrushchev,” CNN, March 21, 2014
  78. Putin Projects Russia’s Unreal Reality,” Reuters, March 12, 2014
  79. Khrushchev Would Be Appalled,” Newsweek, March 4, 2014
  80. “Russia’s Crimean Shore?” published by Project Syndicate, February-March 2014
  81. For Moscow Ukraine is Always ‘Little Russia,'” Reuters, February 20, 2014
  82. “Russia’s Potemkin Olympic Village” published by Project Syndicate, February 2014 (The Moscow Times, Russia, Today’s Zaman, Turkey, The Japan Times, Japan)
  83. “Power Without Purpose” published by Project Syndicate, January 2014 (Die Welt, Germany, Der Standard, Austria, The Moscow Times, Russia)
  84. “Putin the Peronist” published by Project Syndicate, December 2013 (The Daily Star, Lebanon, El Tiempo, Colombia)
  85. Why Russia Can Afford Crony Capitalism, but India Can’t,” The Economic Times, October 20, 2013
  86. Who will Blink First?” Newsweek The Daily Beast, September 6, 2013
  87. “Can Navalny Save Russia?” published by Project Syndicate, September 2013
  88. NSA as ‘Big Brother’? Not Even Close,” Reuters, June 28, 2013
  89. “Vladimir Putin’s Potemkin Love Life” published by Project Syndicate, June 2013 (The Scotsman, UK, The Moscow Times, Russia)
  90. The Show Trial State,” Foreign Policy, May 21, 2013
  91. Terrorism, Putin and the Cold War Legacy,” Reuters, May 14, 2013
  92. The Boston Paradox” published by Project Syndicate, April 2013 (Today’s Zaman, Turkey, The Daily Star, Lebanon)
  93. “The Czar of the French” published by Project Syndicate, January 2013 (Die Welt, Germany, Today’s Zaman, Turkey)
  94. “The History of Russia’s Future” published by Project Syndicate, December 2012-January 2013 (Handelsblatt, Germany, Irish Examiner, Ireland, Business Times, Singapore)
  95. “Is Vladimir Putin Czar of the Intelligentsia?” Newsweek, October 15-21, 2012
  96. “Putin’s Final Act” published by Project Syndicate, May-June, 2012 (The Moscow Times, Russia, Die Welt, Germany)
  97. “Putins letzter großer Sieg” in Handelsblatt, March 7, 2012 (in German)
  98. “Russia’s Bo-Toxic President Returns” published by Project Syndicate, Dec 2011-Jan 2012 (La Repubblica, Italy, Handelsblatt, Germany)
  99. Shades of Stalin” in Newsweek, October 10-16, 2011
  100. “The Eternal Putin” published by Project Syndicate, Sep-Oct 2011 (The Moscow Times, Russia, Die Welt, Germany)
  101. “The Lost Lessons of Freedom” in Foreign Policy, August 19, 2011
  102. “The Walls of August” published by Project Syndicate, August 2011 (The Scotsman, UK, Der Standard, Austria, The Daily News, Egypt)
  103. “Will the Meek Inherit Russia?” published by Project Syndicate (CNN, USA, The Scotsman, UK, The Moscow Times, Russia, Die Welt, Germany) June-July 2011
  104. “Toppling Russia’s Modernizers,” published by Project Syndicate (The Moscow Times, Russia, Die Welt, Germany) Sep-Oct 2010
  105. “A Spy Who Came In By Amtrak” Foreign Policy, July 14, 2010
  106. “Signs of Improving Climate in Russia” Politico.com, May 5, 2010
  107. “The Cruelty of Chance,” published by Project Syndicate (The Daily Star, Lebanon, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark, Die Welt, Germany, etc.) April 2010
  108. “Ukrainian Democracy and Its Cynics” published by Project Syndicate (The Daily Star, Lebanon, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark, Sunday Zaman, Turkey, etc.) February 2010
  109. “No Heads are Better Than Two” Foreign Policy, January/February 2010
  110. “Putin’s Potemkin Nation,” published by Project Syndicate (The National Times, Australia; Il Sole, Italy), Dec 2009
  111. “Nabokov’s Manuscripts Don’t Burn” in The Moscow Times, December 4, 2009
  112. KGB Petroleum” published by Project Syndicate, November 2009
  113. “The Memory Trap” in Foreign Policy, November 6, 2009
  114. “Two Funerals and Our Freedom” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany; The GuardianThe Scotsman, UK), July-August 2009
  115. “Legally Lawless Russia” in Forbes, July 7, 2009
  116. “America’s Favorite Boogeyman” The Moscow Times, January 26, 2009
  117. “Putin’s Year of Living Dangerously” published by Project Syndicate (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, etc.) Dec 2008
  118. “Fleeting Oil Supremacy” in Forum: The Russians are ComingThe Chronicle of Higher Education, September 5, 2008
  119. “Alexander Solzhenitsyn: The Prophet and the Commissars,” published by Project Syndicate (Miami Herald, USA, The GuardianThe Scotsman, UK, The Toronto Star, Canada, etc.) August 2008
  120. “China’s Triumph of the Will,” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Daily News, Egypt, Daily Times, Pakistan, Der Standard, Austria) August 2008
  121. Conservative Comrades: Nabokov and Buckley” in Russia!, Summer 2008
  122. “Lost in Byzantium” in Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2008
  123. Yushchenko of Ukraine: The Hollowing of a Hero” in The New York Times-International Herald Tribune, March 28, 2008
  124. “Putin’s Unwilling Executioner?” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, The GuardianThe Scotsman, UK, Daily News, Egypt, etc.) February-March 2008
  125. “Modern Tsar” in Barrett Sheridan’s The Return of the BearNewsweek, February 28, 2008
  126. “Putin of All the Russias” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, The Daily Star, Lebanon, The Independent, Bangladesh, Moscow Times, Russia, etc.) October 2007
  127. “Kremlin Musical Chairs,” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, Die Welt, GermanyThe Independent, Bangladesh, Ziua, Romania, etc.) September 2007
  128. “Back to the Brink in Ukraine” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, The Daily Star, Lebanon, The Independent, Bangladesh) August 2007
  129. Russia’s New Inspector General” in The New York Times-International Herald Tribune, August 10, 2007
  130. “The View from Here: On Russia” in Business Spotlight Verlag, Germany, no. 5, August-September 2007
  131. “The Liars’ Last Reunion: George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin at G-8” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, The Maimi Herald, USA, The Daily Star, Lebanon, El Tiempo, Colombia, etc.), June 2007
  132. “The Hero of His Time: Boris Yeltsin” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, Der Standard, Austria, The Maimi Herald, USA, etc.) April 2007
  133. Nabokov’s Big in Beijing,The Moscow Times, April 20, 2007
  134. Playing the Ukrainian Card,” in The New York Times-International Herald Tribune, March 15, 2007
  135. “Fidel Castro: The Autumn of the Commandante,” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, The New York SunThe Star-Ledger, USA), January 2007
  136. “A Murder in Moscow: A Tragic Death of Anna Politkovskaya” published by Project Syndicate (Miami Herald, USA, Die Welt, Germany, Le Figaro, France, La Reppublica, Italy, etc.), October 2006
  137. “The Gulag of the Russian Mind,” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), August 2006
  138. “Cheney, Putin Can’t Get Beyond Cold War Talk” The Moscow Times, May 17, 2006
  139. “Why not celebrating Nabokov is a tragedy” Financial Times, April 19, 2006
  140. A Fatal Desire for Order,” The New York Times-International Herald Tribune, February 26, 2006
  141. The Day Khrushchev Buried Stalin” in the Los Angeles Times, February 19, 2006
  142. “Why Russia Still Loves Stalin” The Washington Post, February 12, 2006
  143. “The Two Faces of Vladimir Putin,” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), June 2005
  144. “Happy Birthday, Nikita Khrushchev” The New York Times, April 16, 2005
  145. Vova the Dread” in the Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2005
  146. Elections in Ukraine: The Empire Sneaks Back” in The New York Times-International Herald Tribune, October 30, 2004
  147. “Russian Culture of Contempt” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Le Figaro, France), August 2004
  148. “Vladimir Putin: a Tzar or a Doge,” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), April 2004
  149. “Vladimir Putin Hurts Russian Democracy,” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), Dec 2003
  150. “Putin Wears a President’s Clothes, but He’s Really an Ersatz Czar” in Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2003
  151. “Brezhnev, Bush and Baghdad” The Nation, May 19, 2003
  152. “Stalin and Memory,” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), March, 2003
  153. “Treason of Russian Intellectuals: A Case of Chechnya,” Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), March 3, 2003
  154. “Putin the Poker player,” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, Der Standard, Austria), February 2003
  155. “Russian Language is Our Wealth (Soviet Slogan)” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Winter, 2002/2003
  156. “The Details: St. Petersburg” in Esquire, September 2002
  157. “The Russian Dreifus Affair” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Le Figaro, France, Die Welt, Germany), August 2002
  158. “Putin as an Island” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Le Figaro, France, Die Welt, Germany), May 2002
  159. “International Response to 9-11: Russian Press Makes it Good” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Winter/Spring, 2002
  160. “Fidel, Monica and Me” in Salon.com, March 1, 2002
  161. “What Comes First in Russia: Democracy or Trust?” in Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2001
  162. “Shevarnadze’s Last Stand?” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Die Welt, Germany), November 2001
  163. “Nabokov’s Russian Return” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Summer/Fall, 2001
  164. “Missile Defense Would Rile the Russian Bear” in Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2001
  165. “Forward to Putinism” in Russian Regional Report, Vol. 6, No. 2, 17 January 2001, also published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Die Welt, Germany), January 2001
  166. “To Russia, With Love and Pharmaceuticals” in Los Angeles Times, November, 26, 2000
  167. Homo Sovieticus [Vladimir Putin]” in Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2000
  168. “A Watch, A Shoe and a Cold War Tale” in Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2000
  169. “Vladimir Putin, Cultural Maestro” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Summer 2000
  170. “Why Gusinsky Was Arrested, Let Go” in Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2000
  171. “Putin and Pushkin” published by Project Syndicate (NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Die Welt, Germany), June 2000
  172. “Yeltsin’s Last Surprise” published by The New York Times Syndicate and Project Syndicate, January 2000
  173. “Moscow’s Boss Under Fire” in IntellectualCapital.com, December 16, 1999
  174. “Russia’s Center Doesn’t Hold” with Robert Orttung, Project Syndicate (NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Asakhi Evening News, Japan), September 1999
  175. “Here’s a Message to Moscow: Get Over It” in Los Angeles Times, June 16, 1999
  176. “In Moscow, It’s All Boris, All the Time” in Los Angeles Times, May 13, 1999
  177. “Where does Russia Go?” in the IntellectualCapital.com, April 1, 1999
  178. “When Things Get Hairy in the Kremlin” in Los Angeles Times, December 30, 1998
  179. “Baldness and Democracy” in the IntellectualCapital.com, December 17, 1998
  180. “A Familiar Theme That Poisons Russian Politics” in Los Angeles Times, November 25, 1998
  181. “Weight of the nation: fat as a regional concept” in The Times of London, July 11, 1998
  182. “The Sad State of Russian-American Relations” in Analysis of Current Events, July/Aug. 1998
  183. “NATO expansion: Postscript or prelude?” in The Trenton Times, 17 May 17, 1998
  184. “Deconstructing Yeltsin” in the IntellectualCapital.com, April 2, 1998
  185. “In Russia, Czar Yeltsin Gives a Warning” in Los Angeles Times, February 6, 1998
  186. “The Russians are Coming!” in Los Angeles Times, January 2, 1998
  187. “In Hollywood, Russians still favored villains” in The Trenton Times, November 30, 1997
  188. “From Socialist Utopia Toward True Democracy” in Los Angeles Times, November 14, 1997
  189. “Khrushchev’s Diary” in the IntellectualCapital.com, September 25, 1997
  190. “Independence Has a Wry Meaning in a Land Searching for Pride” in Los Angeles Times, July 4, 1997
  191. “Who cares who’s sleeping where? Others should have such troubles!” in The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 20, 1997
  192. “Russians will work it out by themselves, thank you” in The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 7, 1996
  193. “Khrushchev’s shoe shook the world” in The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 22, 1995
  194. “Russians sacrificed – for what?” in The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 9, 1995
  195. “We don’t trust ourselves” in The Trenton Times, January 22, 1995
  196. “There are signs of magic in this war-torn world” in The Trenton Times, January 1, 1995
  197. “Everything is possible in the ‘New Curiosity Shop’” in The Trenton Times, November 27, 1994
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