In Russia, Survival of the Most Corrupt
The U.S. should do more to let Russian pensioners know the Kremlin is too busy doling out billions to Putin and his buddies to give a damn about their welfare.
The Best Ways to Help Ukraine
Scrap the Minsk agreement, hold the line on sanctions on Russia, and keep pressuring Ukraine’s leaders to clean up corruption.
The Word in Tokyo: Crimea
Faced with its own long-standing territorial issues with Russia, Japan under Shinzo Abe is holding a strong line against the illegal annexation of Crimea.
John Kerry’s Sochi Misadventure
The Secretary of State’s trip to Russia won’t solve any problems, and it makes the Obama administration look weak and desperate.
The Wrong Decision on Egypt
With all eyes on Iran, few noticed the Obama Administration’s move to restore military aid to Egypt. This was a bad call, and a major blow to both human rights and stability in that country.
The Murder of Boris Nemtsov and Our Obligations
Speaking out against Russian human rights abuses from the safety of Washington is easy. Doing it in Russia is hard. Doing it even though no one seems to care takes a steeliness of nerve few have.