The Helsinki Summit Fallout Ukraine Thrown Under the Bus?
Notwithstanding some positive moves, the Trump Administration is letting Putin write the script on Ukraine. It needs to seize the initiative against Putin and reassure Ukraine.
Human Rights & Corruption Getting Tough with Aliyev
The Trump Administration should use the Magnitsky Act to punish human rights abuses and corruption in Azerbaijan.
Russia and the West No Bailouts for Putin
Western governments should block private business from helping to finance Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria.
Kleptocracy Watch 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.
Battle for Ukraine 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.
Japan & Russia 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.
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