Eurasia

Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan awaits a hearing in a Moscow court.

Family of American Jailed in Russia Vows to Keep Fighting

Long sentence for alleged espionage is a “gut punch” but opens door to negotiations.

A food delivery courier cycles as municipal vehicles clean and disinfect the area, with a building decorated with a mural depicting Soviet WWII commander Marshal Georgy Zhukov in the background, in downtown Moscow on April 14.

The Pandemic Could Tighten China’s Grip on Eurasia

Despite border closures, Russia and others may be pushed even closer to Beijing.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo steps off a plane in Kyiv, Ukraine.

U.S. Appeals to Aid Recipients for Help in Fighting Coronavirus

Request undercuts Trump’s claim that the U.S. has enough tests and medical equipment.

Then-Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili (right) approaches to shake hands with the then-chairman of Georgia's TBC Holding Mamuka Khazaradze during a press conference.

Is Georgia Ready for a Trump of Its Own?

Voters are fed up with their country’s rigid two-party political system—but that same system may block the rise of outsiders.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks by the media as he prepares to board a plane at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2019.

Behind Pompeo’s Big ‘We Care’ Trip to Ukraine

Hobbled by the impeachment trial, the U.S. secretary of state faces the tricky task of explaining a Trump administration policy that has often looked two-faced.

A protester wearing a red eye patch attends a rally in front of the Georgian Parliament building in Tbilisi on June 21.

In Georgia’s Parliament, One Russian Too Many

Following violent unrest, the speaker of the Georgian Parliament steps down after a Russian lawmaker sat in his chair.

White House National Security Council aide Fiona Hill sits with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and others during the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16, 2018.

Trump’s Top Russia Aide to Depart

Fiona Hill will be replaced by the arms control expert Tim Morrison, signaling a possible shift toward nuclear talks.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs A. Wess Mitchell speaks during a press conference in Pristina, Kosovo, on March 12, 2018. (Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Administration’s Top Europe Diplomat Resigns

A Russia hawk, A. Wess Mitchell helped reassure U.S. allies worried about the president’s relationship with Putin.

British Prime Minister Theresa May at a press conference at 10 Downing Street in London on Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

Is Europe Falling Apart?

Brussels is standing tough, but moderates like Theresa May are gradually being pushed out of power in Europe.

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) casts his vote during the general elections as his wife Bun Rany (centre L) looks on in Phnom Penh on July 29, 2018. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Fake Monitors Endorse Cambodia’s Sham Election

Dubious electoral endorsements are becoming normal for dictators worldwide.

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Scenes From Central Asia’s Forever War

In Kyrgyzstan’s Fergana Valley, ethnic strife, corruption, and poverty collide in the country’s ongoing fight against extremism.

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‘Our Future Will Be Violent Extremism’

Kazakhstan — Central Asia’s most stable state — is waking up to the fact that Islamic extremism has planted its roots and is here to stay.

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Uzbekistan Forced Labor Linked to World Bank Projects, Advocates Say

A new report from Human Rights Watch and Uzbek activists alleges the continued use of forced and child labor in harvesting the Central Asian country’s cotton crop.

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What We Know and Don’t Know About the St. Petersburg Metro Bomber

Important details begin to emerge about the 22-year-old suicide bomber.

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Explosion in St. Petersburg Metro Kills 14, Wounds Over 50

No group has claimed credit for the attack and Russia isn’t blaming terrorism yet.