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.
Is Europe Falling Apart?
Brussels is standing tough, but moderates like Theresa May are gradually being pushed out of power in Europe.
Fake Monitors Endorse Cambodia’s Sham Election
Dubious electoral endorsements are becoming normal for dictators worldwide.
While Moscow Mocks Trump, Tillerson Tries to Repair U.S.-Russia Ties
Vladimir Putin seems to have run out of patience with the administration.
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.
Watch Turkmenistan’s Leader Play Commando and Blow Stuff Up
At least Donald Trump isn’t acting like this … yet.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s The Newest Batch of Russia Scandals Embroiling Trump’s Ex-Campaign Chair
But wait, there’s more!
Jon Huntsman Reportedly Offered Post as U.S. Ambassador to Russia
Taking on one of the toughest jobs in diplomacy.
The Curious Case of the Soviet Citizen Trapped in 2017
The fall of the Soviet Union passes a prisoner by.
New Russian-Language Channel Seeks to Counter Kremlin Spin
Moscow has had a monopoly on Russian-language media — until now.
Central Asia’s Autocrats Welcome the Age of Trump
The Trump administration’s narrow focus on fighting the Islamic State could see human rights take a back seat as Washington embraces unsavory allies.
Ex-Russian MP Floats Plan to Restore Russian Monarchy. In the South Pacific.
And all he needs is for the tiny island nation of Kiribati to sign on the dotted line.
Ukraine and Poland’s History Wars Are a Gift For Putin
A conflict over Eastern Europe’s fraught World War II history is just the kind of self-inflicted wound Moscow is hoping for.
The Soviet Union Is Gone, But It’s Still Collapsing
And 5 other unlearned lessons from leading experts about modern Russia and the death of an empire.
George Kennan Is Still the Russia Expert America Needs
The architect of Washington’s Cold War strategy offers President-elect Trump the best guide for managing Moscow.
Ukrainian Separatists Hold a ‘Most Patriotic Cat’ Competition
Though Kiev may contest the results of the competition, the contestants are paws-itively adorable.