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Two minutes to midnight

Two minutes to midnight

I grew up in a border town in Finland. The nearest Russian town, Svetogorsk, was only a few miles away from my home. Living so near to a gigantic and powerful neighbor was often unsettling. St. Petersburg was closer to us than our own capital Helsinki. Could the...

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Reality TV-style politics meets reality itself

Reality TV-style politics meets reality itself

In his victory speech after the presidential election in Ukraine this April, Volodymyr Zelensky said: “As long as I am not officially a president, I can say as a citizen of Ukraine to all countries of the post-Soviet Union: ‘Look at us, everything is possible.’” Even...

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2020 U.S. Presidential Election Analysis and Conversation

2020 U.S. Presidential Election Analysis and Conversation

Surrounding the much anticipated 2020 U.S. presidential election, the World Press Institute (WPI) offered a two-part webinar series on the subject. Part One In the first webinar, longtime journalist James Fallows of The Atlantic talked