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Heleen Mees

Heleen Mees

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Heleen Mees, teaches at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and is the author of The Chinese Birdcage - How China’s Rise Almost Toppled the West.

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  1. khruscheva143_Mihail SiergiejeviczSOPA ImagesLightRocket via Getty Images_russiacommunistyouth Mihail Siergiejevicz/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

    Russia's Communist Comeback

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Russia's Communist Party performed strongly in last month’s parliamentary and regional elections – and would have performed better, had the vote not been (most likely) rigged. But can the Party unite the Kremlin's opponents and together stand up to President Vladimir Putin's United Russia?

    explains why an invigorated Party has emerged as a real challenger to Vladimir Putin's United Russia.
  2. shiller130_Jeffrey GreenbergUniversal Images Group via Getty Images_house market Jeffrey GreenbergUniversal Images Group via Getty Images

    Should You Buy a Home in the US?

    Robert J. Shiller

    Even at currently elevated US home-price levels, buying still makes sense for those who are set on ownership. But buyers need to be sure that they can accept what could be a rather bumpy and disappointing long-term path for home values.

    emphasizes the importance of long-term thinking in today’s elevated housing market.

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