How Moscow manipulates the Russian diaspora in Eastern Europe to gain influence and sometimes territory.
The High Stakes of Ukraine’s Energy Reforms
Energy reform in Ukraine is crucial to its political stability and economic prosperity. If it is to succeed, the United States and other backers will have to do much more to help.
The Kurds’ Proxy Trap
Will the Kurds’ proxy fight against ISIS work against their national aspirations in the long run?
The (Bad) Ideas Election
Hillary’s answer to American discontent is a familiar litany of left-liberalism, while conservative scholars outline a post-Trump intellectual revival.
Putin’s Crony Gets His (Un)fair Share
The purchase of Bashneft by Rosneft represents one more example of how the “market economy” works in Russia—especially when money is being transferred from one state-owned pocket into another.