The Cable

Forget Sanctions: Exxon Would Like Access to Russian Oil Anyway

Because Russia just doesn’t loom large enough already in Washington.

Shadow Government

Dear Senators: Push Back Against Iran, but Not at the Expense of the Nuclear Deal

Members of Congress considering new Iran sanctions legislation should have open eyes regarding the Trump administration's attitude toward the nuclear deal.

Elephants in the Room

Economic Coercion, with a Chinese Twist

China has begun increasingly relying on economic coercion to pressure its neighbors and threaten U.S. interests in the Pacific.

Shadow Government

Don’t Forget the Russia Sanctions Are Russia’s Fault

Three years ago, Vladimir Putin took his own country down the road to pariah status.


White House Faces Clamor to Explain Russia Contacts After Flynn’s Departure

Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security advisor didn’t end questions about the Trump administration’s dealings with Moscow -- it supercharged them.

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