I’ve got a few submissions for the “novel” project I described here last month. I’m not quite sure what to do with them because I don’t yet know what…
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Some years ago, I had a vivid two-punch dream, in which I felt I was being recruited into a Russian intelligence agency. I was lucid—that is, aware I…
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December 2022

You now can start your own threads on Psychopolitica's Substack Chat
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This post is a further development of the idea I first described in Russia’s Psychotic Break. It started as a round-about way to process Russia’s war…
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November 2022

By way of an update: my idea for “a serialized epistolary novel of sorts“ that I described here last week has grown in my mind considerably, to the…
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I have given up on writing a Russia/Ukraine op-ed for the NYT—I’m too close to the topic, my feelings on it too raw and my thoughts too hopeless and…
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October 2022

Jason Novak's latest project
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Checking in with Jason NovakWatch now (63 min) | Now that I’m settled, more or less, in Yerevan, I want to come back to my habit of having video calls with PsyPol’s paying…
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A day before Putin announced mobilization—a first for Russia since WW2—I was in a taxi. We made a turn from a sun-lit street into a darker one, and the…
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September 2022

I’m writing this on a train going from Moscow to St. Petersburg. For the first couple of hours, until we reached Vyshniy Volochok, a Christian Orthodox…
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Plus, the new Russian military cathedral
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From today
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