Chris Blattman


Readers: A humble request

If you’ve enjoyed the posts, the links, and the advice columns over the years, I have a request. Those of you who have gotten my

Putin the weak strongman

  Putin-centered approaches to Russian politics also assume that President Putin can easily turn his preferences into policy outcomes. To be sure, Putin is the

Links I liked

These New Yorker cartoons do not exist: A thread of panels created by AI trained on the magazine’s comics But deep learning is probably hitting

Our willing gullibility on war news

On Twitter, it makes me a little uncomfortable that some people seem to follow the trials and tribulations of the Russian army with the same

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