Eastern Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron (not pictured) at the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30, 2018.

A “New Cold War” to Decide the Future of Europe—and the World

Trump’s ambassador to the OSCE says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is an attack on “all of America’s allies.”

Ukrainian servicemen taking part in the armed conflict with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk region of the country attend the handover ceremony of military heavy weapons and equipment in Kiev on November 15, 2018.

The West’s Weapons Won’t Make Any Difference to Ukraine

U.S. military equipment wouldn’t realistically help Ukrainians—or intimidate Putin.

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What Do You Want To Know About The Ukraine Crisis?

A space for subscribers to submit questions to our team of reporters and experts.

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‘Don’t Freaking Test Us’: U.S. Sanctions Alleged Intelligence Operatives Undermining Ukraine

It’s part of an effort to shed light on Russia’s orchestrated campaign to destabilize Kyiv—and even take over Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart, Aleksandr Lukashenko, hold a press conference in Moscow.

Russia May Send Troops to Belarus Soon

Minsk is cautious of being used as a staging ground for an attack on Ukraine.

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What Does Putin Really Want?

This week on the show: Two Russia experts on Moscow’s Ukraine gambit.

Bill Clinton and Joe Biden  at a meeting of the U.S. Congressional delegation to the NATO summit in Spain on July 7, 1998.

Liberal Illusions Caused the Ukraine Crisis

The greatest tragedy about Russia’s potential invasion is how easily it could have been avoided.

A Ukrainian military serviceman waits at his position on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists.

Russia Planning Provocation in Ukraine as Pretext for War

Warnings from U.S. officials come amid a cyberattack on Ukrainian government websites.

A military training course in Armenia.

Russia Is Worried About Challenges in the Caucasus

The Nagorno-Karabakh war’s aftermath is still impacting Moscow’s plans.

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Biden Plans U.N. Showdown if Russia Invades Ukraine

There’s lots of history at the Security Council, but few changes.

Sen. Ted Cruz questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a hearing.

Showdown at the Nord Stream Corral

U.S. Senate strikes down sanctions bill on a Russian pipeline project that became a political lightning rod in Washington.

A man in military clothing stands inside the damaged Holy Savior Cathedral in the Nagorno-Karabakh city of Shusha, known as Shushi to Armenians.

Cultural Desecration Is Racial Discrimination

A recent International Court of Justice decision regarding Azerbaijan’s actions in Nagorno-Karabakh could offer protection to threatened cultural heritage sites around the world.

Erdogan and Putin sit side by side in front of their respective country flags.

Turkey Could Lose Big in the Russia-Ukraine Standoff

Conflict could topple Ankara’s delicate balancing act between NATO and Russia.

Concertina wire along a Polish border crossing with Belarus.

Will Poland’s Border Emergency Become Permanent?

After months of closure, Foreign Policy gets an authorized glimpse into the militarized Polish-Belarusian border zone.

Soldiers take part in the NATO military exercise "Winter Shield" in Latvia.

Baltic Citizens Worry They’re Next on Russia’s Menu

Moscow’s aggression has stirred old fears in its neighbors.

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