Restive Caucasus Sees Signs of Discontent with Putin’s War
But with power increasingly centralized in the Kremlin, don’t look for Moscow’s empire to fracture anytime soon.
Is Biden Missing a Chance to Engage China?
Appalled by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine debacle, Beijing could be open to a new U.S. approach.
For Opposition to Putin’s War, Look to the Fringes of His Empire
The dirty secret of the Russian military is that long-conquered subjects are the Kremlin’s cannon fodder.
Why China Is Paranoid About the Quad
Beijing has long lived with U.S. alliances in Asia, but a realigned India would change the game.
Trump’s Poison Pills Are Still Toxic
Whether it’s Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor’s foreign policy.
Biden and Xi Struggle to Compete in Asia
What do the two superpowers have in common as they woo the region? Flawed strategies.
Former Soviet States Are Distancing Themselves From Their Old Imperial Master
The war in Ukraine is prompting countries from Kazakhstan to Moldova to reexamine their colonial past and seek diplomatic allies beyond the Kremlin.
Don’t Cling to Hopes That Putin Will Ever Face Justice
The system for prosecuting war crimes is broken—but focusing on sanctions could work.
Ukraine Faces an Economic Abyss
The West has a vital interest in keeping the country’s wartime economy running.
Biden’s Foreign Aid Is Funding the Washington Bubble
As usual, U.S. assistance pays everyone except governments actually providing services to the world’s poor.
Why Xi Is Trapped in Ukraine
Now, it is Russia, not China, sitting in the geopolitical driver’s seat.
What Exactly Is America’s China Policy?
The United States needs to right-size the China threat to know how to counter it.
Putin Is Targeting Ukrainian Hospitals. That’s a War Crime.
The Kremlin is reviving the brutal methods it used in Syria, and the World Health Organization is refusing to name the crime and its perpetrator.
Russia’s Ukraine Propaganda Has Turned Fully Genocidal
Egged on by the language of annihilation and extermination, Russian soldiers have become willing executioners.
Oksana Baulina, Fashion Editor-Turned-Kremlin Scourge, Killed in Kyiv
Russia loses a passionate voice against injustice.
U.S. Grand Strategy After Ukraine
Seven thinkers weigh in on how the war will shift U.S. foreign policy.
Is an EU Army Coming?
Russia’s war in Ukraine is turning the European Union into a serious military player.
The Language of Russia’s War on Ukraine
Putin’s weaponization of the Russian language has solidified Ukrainian identity and statehood.
Putin’s Thousand-Year War
The reasons for his anti-Western enmity stretch back over Russia’s entire history—and they will be with us for a long time.