Why Isn’t Trump Talking About the American Jailed in Russia?
A president who takes pride in freeing U.S. detainees abroad has been strangely silent about Paul Whelan.
U.S. Citizen Held in Moscow Not Likely a Spy
Arrest could be retaliation for U.S. conviction of Russian national in influence operation.
Trump Should Not Have Canceled His Meeting With Putin at the G-20
The United States is missing an opportunity to keep Russia in line.
The Danske Bank Scandal Is the Tip of the Iceberg
Financial institutions and the governments that regulate them aren’t doing nearly enough to prevent money laundering.
Putin and Xi Outrank Trump in Global Confidence Poll
Merkel and Macron come out far ahead in a new Pew Research survey.
Putin Wants God (or at Least the Church) on His Side
A contest over the future of Christianity in Ukraine goes to the heart of Moscow's ambitions.
Russia Won’t Budge an Inch on Islands Japan Claims
Putin will never give ground on territorial issues, but Abe can still warm up relations.
Putin Is Sneaking Up on Europe From the South
The Kremlin understands that the best way to undermine the West is through its soft underbelly—the Middle East.
Lawmakers Want Classified Documents on Trump’s Meeting with Putin
Top Democrats still worry the president is hiding commitments he gave the Russian leader.
Putin Is Building a Bosnian Paramilitary Force
With elections approaching in October, Russia has ramped up its support for Bosnia's Serb separatists.
In Fiery Hearing, Pompeo Trades Barbs With Lawmakers
The secretary of state faces criticism, even from those in his own party.
The World Order Is Starting to Crack
America's allies and adversaries are adapting to Donald Trump in ways that can't easily be reversed.
Trump Should Work With Putin to Develop a New Framework for Syria
U.S.-Russia relations have reached a generational low—but there’s still room for cooperation to avert a wider war in the Middle East.
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.
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.
How Much Damage Did Trump Cause in Helsinki?
The president’s disgraceful remarks could have disturbing results.
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.
‘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.