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Source: How Russia Is Revolutionizing Information Warfare (news article)

“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

Does the phrase as you will mean something like if you will?

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...as you will does not mean if you will. In such structure, it means the listener is going to study that reality (judiciously). As you see, I have used the similar way of saying that!

Rephrase that sentence and it shapes up like this -

“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will (study that reality, judiciously), we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which...

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As you will means as you wish and it is used to express obedience.

You may do as you will, but that does not mean your actions will be right.
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    It can mean that, but not in this context. – Steve Melnikoff Sep 13 '14 at 15:50

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