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Timothy Frye in front of a map of Russia

On March 18, the fourth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea, Russians will go to the polls to vote for president. The outcome is not in doubt—but the way Vladimir Putin wins and the particulars of the election results will play a role in shaping Russia’s future.

Steve Coll with his elbows on a desk talking to people across from him.

Photo by Piotr Redlinski

In addition to his day job as dean of Columbia Journalism School, Steve Coll is a writer for The New Yorker and the author of five books.

Richard Nephew in a light blue button-down shirt and purple tie

The Iran nuclear deal is safe-for now. On Jan. 12, the Trump Administration continued the waiver of sanctions that, if imposed, could have killed the agreement.

Propaganda for Lenin during the Russian Revolution

"Our Lenin" illustrated by William Siegel. Image Courtesy of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library is marking the centennial with an exhibition intended to both convey the dramatic events of 1917 and to show their continued relevance.
Charles Armstrong stands in front of a statue in North Korea.

Photo Courtesy of Charles Armstrong

North Korea has accelerated its weapons-testing program, which includes intercontinental ballistic missiles that have the potential to reach U.S. territory.
Safwan Masri in a navy blue jacket, tie and white shirt.

In 2011, Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution inspired the Arab Spring, a wave of protest movements across the Middle East and North Africa that held the promise of a new political future for the region.

Herbert and Edith Lehman

Photo Courtesy of Columbia University Archives

Lehman did not graduate from any school at Columbia, but a library and scholarly center are named for him and the Rare Book library houses his archive.
Gillian Metzger smiling

Photo Courtesy of Columbia Law School

The U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term with a full complement of nine justices and what is "shaping up to be a big case term,” said Gillian Metzger.
In his 2014 book, Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama, Stephen Sestanovich argued that since World War II U.S. policy makers have alternated between overdoing it and “underdoing” it.