Putin Dismissed His Chief of Staff. What Does It Mean for Russia?

Vladimir Putin dismissed longtime aide Sergei Ivanov as his chief of staff in what amounts to a major reshaping of Russia's elite leadership.


Is Trump Really Putin’s ‘Guy’?

From the DNC email hack to his comments on NATO and Crimea, why Trump might be the Russian president’s secret weapon.

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As Ukraine Frets Over Trump, Russian U.N. Envoy Talks Up His Business Skills

Ukrainian officials are expressing concern over Donald Trump while Russians boast about his business successes.


Ukrainian Officials to Donald Trump: Please Stop Talking About Our Country

Just when it seemed like Trump’s weekend couldn’t get worse, the business mogul turned presidential hopeful started talking about Ukraine -- and just wouldn’t stop.

Shadow Government

How Should the United States Respond to Russia’s Election Meddling?

Trump welcomed Russia's DNC email hack. Do those who seek to put America First really want the Russians to help them do that?


The Unlikely Origins of Russia’s Manifest Destiny

How an obscure academic and a marginalized philosopher captured the minds of the Kremlin and helped forge the new Russian nationalism.

The Cable

New Evidence Strengthens Guccifer 2.0’s Russian Connections

Researchers poke yet another hole in Moscow's disinformation campaign.

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