Articles by Jonas Bernstein



The Rise of Moscow's Goodfellas

David Hoffman's timely new book, The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia goes to show that President Vladimir Putin's vow to eliminate the oligarchs as a class was overly ambitious.

The Rise of Moscow's Goodfellas

David Hoffman's timely new book, The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia goes to show that President Vladimir Putin's vow to eliminate the oligarchs as a class was overly ambitious.

Chronicling a Political Era

In his book ""Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin"" Michael McFaul concludes that Russia's battle for liberal democracy may be a long one.

Chronicling a Political Era

In his book ""Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin"" Michael McFaul concludes that Russia's battle for liberal democracy may be a long one.

The Failure of Crony Capitalism

For most of the 1990s, the idea that Boris Yeltsin and his ""young reformers"" might not be genuine democrats was considered beyond the pale by mainstream Russia-watchers.

The Failure of Crony Capitalism

For most of the 1990s, the idea that Boris Yeltsin and his ""young reformers"" might not be genuine democrats was considered beyond the pale by mainstream Russia-watchers.

Yesterday's Man?

The new book by Forbes magazine editor Paul Klebnikov, Godfather of the Kremlin: Boris Berezovsky and the Looting of Russia, is a very timely work.

Yesterday's Man?

The new book by Forbes magazine editor Paul Klebnikov, Godfather of the Kremlin: Boris Berezovsky and the Looting of Russia, is a very timely work.

Kompromat Stinks?

PARTY LINES: The Games Oligarchs Play

PARTY LINES: Power Still a 'Family' Affair

PARTY LINES: Ski-Mask Politics Will Stay

PARTY LINES: Bittersweet Memories of '97

PARTY LINES: New Econo-Guru Prophetic

PARTY LINES: Fog on the Playing Field

PARTY LINES: Deterrence, Oligarch-Style

Pondering President Putin's First 100 Days

PARTY LINES: Putin Decides Friends, Foes

Russia's perennial problem is the gulf between declared intentions and actual impulses.

PARTY LINES: Dictated by Laws, or Nods?

PARTY LINES: Putin Has Red-Letter Week

PARTY LINES: Paroxysms of Sycophancy

PARTY LINES: Putin Is Russia's Thermidor

PARTY LINES: Property Means State Power

PARTY LINES: An Unremarkable Election?

PARTY LINES: Free and Fair, More or Less

PARTY LINES: The Big Lie's Second Wind

PARTY LINES: New Job in Cards for Yeltsin

PARTY LINES: The Big Lie: Alive and Well

PARTY LINES: Searching For A Top Story Out of Russia

PARTY LINES: For Kremlin, Council Rule Beats Election