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The “Snow Revolution” and the Attribution Problem

On the wellsprings of Russian hacking

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This passage leapt out at me last week as I read Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post- Soviet Eurasia (Routledge, 2017), by Samuel Charap and Timothy Colton, a slim and well-balanced recounting of events at the center of the present low state of US-Russia relations. Unless Putin changes course, at some point in the not-too-distant future, the current nationalistic fever will break in Russia. When it does, it will give way to a sweaty and harsh realization of the economic costs. Then… Russia’s citizens will ask: What have we really achieved? Instead of funding schools,