Eastern Europe

A Finnish armored terrain vehicle during an ongoing military exercise on the Swedish island Gotland on September 19. (Anders Wiklund/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia’s Neighbors Respond to Putin’s ‘Hybrid War’

Baltic and Nordic countries turn to education as much as military hardware to counter Moscow’s hybrid threats.

Andrej Babis near Prague on Oct. 04, 2017. (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)

Is the Czech Republic Falling Under Putin’s Shadow?

Central Europe and the Balkans are slowly but surely slipping away from the West’s embrace.

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Who’s Afraid of George Soros?

How an octogenarian businessman became the bogeyman of Europe.

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Washington Just Punished Russia — and Helped Putin

The Trump administration just made it harder for Russians to enter the United States ... and gave the Kremlin an easy win.

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If Putin Wanted to Step Up His Fight With America, You’d Know It

The Russian president’s decision to cull 755 U.S. Embassy employees was not the act of a man ready to give up on relations with the United States.

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You’re Not Getting Rid of Saakashvili That Easily

The ex-president of Georgia, stripped of both Georgian and Ukrainian citizenship, is sitting in a relative’s apartment in the Bronx, plotting his next move.

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Who Will Win the Battle for the Bolshoi?

The cancellation of a controversial ballet at Russia’s premiere theater holds dark clues as to where the country could be headed after Putin.

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It’s Time to Hit Poland in the Pocketbook

With its latest move, Poland’s ruling party has effectively ended rule of law. It’s long past time for the EU to cut off the budding autocrats to the east.

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The Magnitsky Affair and Russia’s Original Sin

Sergei Magnitsky's death at the hand of the state exposed the rot at the heart of Moscow. Its ripple effects have shaped Russian foreign and domestic policy ever since.

KEHL, GERMANY - APRIL 04:  Military attend the commemoration for the dead NATO soldiers during the NATO summit at the Passerelle des Deux-Rives on April 4, 2009 in Kehl, Germany. Heads of state, foreign ministers and defence ministers of the 28 NATO member countries are participating in the summit from April 3-4 in Strasbourg, Kehl and Baden Baden to mark the 60th anniversary of the transatlantic military and political organization. (Photo by action press-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump Was Right: NATO Is Obsolete

To fight the wars to come, the transatlantic alliance is going to need to start spending more — but not on tanks and fighter jets.

US President Donald Trump gives a speeech at the Warsaw Uprising Monument on Krasinski Square after he gave a speech during the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw, Poland, July 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Has Reshaped Presidential Rhetoric Into an Unrecognizable Grotesque

In Poland, the president had all the facts and stories and history right, but drew all the wrong lessons.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: A mural depicting a winking Vladimir Putin taking off his Donald Trump mask is painted on a storefront outside of the Levee bar in Brooklyn on February 25, 2017 in New York City. The mural, painted by Damien Mitchell, sits in the popular Williamsburg neighborhood and has become a minor attraction with people photographing and taking selfies beside it. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Do-No-Harm Principle of Kremlin Relations

Trump joins a long list of presidents who wanted to improve U.S.-Russia ties and damaged American interests in the process. Here’s how he can stop the slide.

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Poland Is Way Too Happy About Donald Trump’s Visit

The U.S. president’s stop in Warsaw isn’t a diplomatic coup. It’s a divisive distraction.

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Putin Doesn’t Care If You Think He Was Rude to Megyn Kelly

The Russian president's recent Western media blitz is aimed at winning over an audience of one: Donald Trump.

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