The Kremlin Is Celebrating Helsinki. For Now.
Vladimir Putin achieved his goal of embarrassing the United States. But Russians are already bracing for the backlash.
The Woman Who Defied Iran
On the podcast: Masih Alinejad took off her headscarf and started a movement.
Trump’s ‘Unbridled, Egotistical Narcissism’ Defines White House Summits
Former U.S. diplomat Thomas Pickering on Trump, Putin, and the world after Helsinki.
The Nationalist Internationale Is Crumbling
Steve Bannon is trying to sell Trumpism to Eastern Europeans—but shared ideologies die hard when they run into economic and military realities.
Trump-Putin Firestorm Brings Interpreters Out From the Shadows
U.S. politicians debate whether to force Trump’s interpreter to divulge contents of the private meeting.
‘We Have No Idea What President Trump Would Do in a Crisis with Russia.’
Poland’s former defense and foreign minister explains how Trump left Eastern Europe in the lurch.
With Trump Going Soft on Nord Stream, Congress Moves to Kill the Pipeline
U.S. lawmakers, at least, worry that Europe’s reliance on Moscow for energy could give Russia key leverage.
How Much Damage Did Trump Cause in Helsinki?
The president’s disgraceful remarks could have disturbing results.
Iran Hawks Should Be Careful What They Wish For
Pushing for regime change in Tehran could put Qassem Suleimani in power.
Trump’s Performance in Helsinki Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise
U.S. allies in Europe are resigned to a trans-Atlantic relationship that keeps getting worse.
Trump Is Coming Off as Putin’s Poodle, But That Actually Undermines Russia’s Main Goal
Trump isn’t as useful to Putin as one might think.
U.S. Bomber Crews Flying With Broken Ejection Seats
A number of B-1 seats could still malfunction after a dangerous May mishap.
ZTE’s Ties to China’s Military-Industrial Complex Run Deep
The Chinese telecommunications firm is connected to other companies with a history of proliferation.
Self-Driving Cars Are on the Road to Nowhere
Technology companies have been selling a vision of greener cities and safer roads. It's nothing more than hype.
‘Unless They Pay a Price for It, They’re Going to Keep Doing It.’
Former U.S. ambassador to Russia says Trump can’t hold Moscow accountable by “winging it.”
‘It Was Nothing Short of Treasonous’
How people in the United States and Russia responded to the Helsinki summit.
Trump on Putin: The U.S. President’s Views, In His Own Words
A history of contradictory statements from 2015 to the present.
Here’s What Trump and Putin Actually Said in Helsinki
The press conference transcript—and what the White House edited out.
Why Trump Is Getting Away With Foreign-Policy Insanity
The only people who can stop his sucking up to Russia have lost all their credibility.
State Department Silent on MH17 Anniversary Following Trump-Putin Firestorm
The department prepared to criticize Russia’s role in the 2014 downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, but the statement was never released.