Ivan Krastev

Ivan Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.

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Get Ready for the Most Violent Détente Ever

Trump and Putin want to reset U.S.-Russian relations on the basis of a shared worldview. But that might just increase the chances of a conflict.

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The Plane Crash Conspiracy Theory That Explains Poland

Five years after the country’s president and 95 others went down in a forest in Russia, Poland’s new leaders are pouring fuel on the cover-up fire.

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What Russia Wants

From Gorbachev to Yeltsin to Putin, every new Russian president has drastically altered his country's relationship with the world. How will President Dmitry Medvedev change it again? Here are the clues that reveal what the Kremlin is thinking, and, more importantly, what it really wants.

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Russia’s crisis management

How the Kremlin could take advantage of Eastern Europe's economic troubles to expand its influence. By Ivan Krastev The global financial crisis is bad for ...

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Russia’s Crisis Management

How the Kremlin can take advantage of Eastern Europe's economic troubles to expand its influence.

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