The Daily Vertical: Does Crime Pay?

June 3, 2016

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. A transcript of today’s Daily Vertical can be found here.

The Morning Vertical, June 3, 2016

ON MY MIND For all of Russia’s bluster about the United States and NATO, Moscow’s real problem is actually with Europe and the European Union. It is the EU that presents a model of governance close to Russia’s borders that directly challenges the kleptocracy in the Kremlin. It is the EU that creates a magnetic […]

The Morning Vertical, June 1, 2016

ON MY MIND Russian trolls can be destructive in many ways. They undermine reasonable discourse. They pollute social media with lies, propaganda, and hate speech. They harass talented and honest journalists like Finland’s Jessikka Aro — who endured a campaign of character assassination for her reporting. And, if my suspicions are correct, an orchestrated campaign […]