Journalists at the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 2015. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Time for the State Department to Stop Throwing Money at Facebook

We need to demand accountability from social media companies — and from U.S. diplomats.

A Ukrainian military drill takes place in Oct. 2017. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Expects Trump to Approve Arms Deliveries

Ukrainian lawmakers are optimistic that the White House will give the green light for long-sought weapons.

Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

The Poet Laureate of Hybrid War

The tragicomic absurdities of 21st century warfare are finally being transformed into literature.


Apocalypse, Soon: New Books on War, Plague, Famine, Demagogues, and the End of the World as They Knew It

FP staffers learn what really killed the Romans and why the 1930s should scare us to death.

Russian military personnel surround a Ukrainian army base in 2014. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Russia May Soon Allow Foreigners to Officially Serve in Its Military

Vladimir Putin recently signed a decree letting non-Russians participate in counterterrorism and peacekeeping operations.

Ukrainian military students in April 2016. Sergey Bobok/AFP/Getty Images

Why Is Ukraine Showing Its Military Wares in the United States?

Ukraine is looking for lethal aid. Its defense industry is looking for partners.

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Mikheil Saakashvili May Finally Get His Day in Court

But what does entering a country without documents mean for his case?

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The Man Without a State

How did Mikheil Saakashvili go from leader of the Rose Revolution to stateless wanderer?


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.


The 1980s American Soap Opera That Explains How Russia Feels About Everything

A look at the peculiar obsession with “Santa Barbara” in the post-Soviet experience.

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 02:  German President Joachim Gauck (wearing white helmet) listens to a worker during a visit by Gauck to the Siemens gas turbine factory on March 2, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Gauck will be stepping down as German president later this month.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

German Company Alleges Russia Violated Sanctions Sending Turbines to Crimea

Putin promised energy security for annexed territory, but he can’t seem to provide it.


Trump, Tillerson Tap Russia Hawk Volker for Ukraine Envoy

The former NATO ambassador inherits a simmering conflict in Ukraine and a showdown with Russia.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 17:  Paul Manafort (R), campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is interviewed by journalist John Dickerson (L) on the floor of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena  July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Republican National Convention begins tomorrow.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

How Paul Manafort Helped Buy Washington Influence for Putin Crony

Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman used an obscure think tank to make D.C. connections for Viktor Yanukovych.

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Ukraine Hit by Massive Cyberattack

It’s unclear who or what is behind it.

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