Putin's Retirement Plan?
The Privatization That Wasn’t
New reporting confirms that the “privatization” of Russia’s oil giant Rosneft was the kleptocratic fraud we suspected all along.
Macedonian Name Referendum
A Furious Fight Behind the Scenes
A legitimately difficult vote, which requires high turnout for legitimacy, is being contested by both Russia and the West.
Rand Paul’s Bizarre Mission to Moscow
Senator Paul’s misguided trip to Russia didn’t just undermine his own credibility on foreign policy. It also hurt the President’s own push for better relations.
The Noose Tightens on Moscow
New U.S. sanctions will impose steep economic costs on Putin for his malign activities, hammering an already battered Russian economy.
A Letter to the Editor
Re: Cold War II?
To the Editor:It was gratifying to see that Ambassador Andrew Wood chose our recent essay as the point of departure for his article on the West’s policy toward Russia. Ambassador Wood is an eminent scholar-practitioner with long experience in Russia. However, his article contains two references to our essay that are factually incorrect.Ambassador Wood quotes […]
The Trump Administration keeps talking up its “Indo-Pacific” strategy—but no country in the region interprets it in quite the same way.
The View from Kyiv
Ukraine’s Most Dangerous Profession
Ukraine’s leading whistleblower is being squeezed by the authorities for calling out the country’s corruption. Is he Ukraine’s answer to Alexey Navalny?
Countdown to Helsinki
The Putin Paradox
Putin is romancing the White House even as he challenges American interests globally—because he thinks he can.
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