Why the United States Shouldn’t Sell Jets to the UAE
Selling F-35s to the United Arab Emirates could give Russia access to U.S. technology and erode Israel’s regional military edge.
The Real Hacking Threat
It doesn’t matter if Russia actually sways the vote. What matters is whether Americans think it did.
U.S. Allies Worry Trump Administration Might Let Key Nuclear Treaty With Russia Die
Internal documents acknowledge concern among allies about the expiration of the Obama-era New START accord, but U.S. negotiators are still playing hardball.
Why Europe Wins
Everyone writes off the European Union as dull and prone to fracture. But the last decade shows that Brussels is smarter than Beijing, London, Moscow, and Washington.
How Russia Tried to Weaponize Charlie Sheen
What’s behind an odd, international campaign to free a Russian operative from a Libyan jail?
Montenegro Is the Latest Domino to Fall Toward Russia
After parliamentary elections, a pro-West government is out. Europe and the United States should take note.
Finland’s President Can Hold His Own With Both Putin and Trump
Sauli Niinisto is hugely popular at home—and is one of the few world leaders who has the respect of both Washington and Moscow.
What Does Putin Stand to Gain (and Lose) by Going After Navalny?
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has survived his brush with a Russian nerve agent. But the attempt on his life says a lot about what Russia has become.
In Russia, All Politics Is Local
Ahead of this weekend’s elections, the biggest threat to Putin is not a nationwide uprising—it is a series of smaller protests over deeply felt local concerns.
Yet Another Opposition Leader Targeted in Belarus
Maria Kolesnikova is a former musician who rose to prominence in recent protests.
The Czech Republic Is Caught in a Nuclear Tug of War
Competition among China, Russia, and the West is taking the form of a battle to build reactors in Eastern Europe.
How to Run a Criminal Network in a Pandemic
Drug dealers and human traffickers are upgrading their marketing and delivery services.
U.S. Envoy Says Former Officials’ Call for Russia Rethink Is ‘Shameful’
James Gilmore, Trump’s ambassador to the OSCE, said he was “embarrassed” by calls from experts—including some of his former colleagues—to normalize ties with Russia.
The Russian Election Hack That Wasn’t (This Time)
Viral Russian report shows it’s still too easy to fall for misinformation online.
Time Is Running Out in Belarus
Putin is signaling he wants a clear resolution—but he may not mind which side wins.
Lukashenko Unleashed Changes in Belarus That Are Out of His Control
Whatever happens in the ongoing protests, the country’s society is increasingly less governable for a dictator.