The Kremlin’s Latest Target Is Online Media
Why the Russian government is now equating digital journalism with foreign espionage.
Meet Today’s Masters of the Universe
“The World for Sale” peels back the cover on the secretive—and sometimes shady—people who make the modern world go around.
Germany Will Never Back Down on Its Russian Pipeline
If it looks like Berlin is colluding with Moscow, that’s because it is.
Biden’s Pick for CIA Director Singles Out China as ‘Biggest Geopolitical Test’
Bill Burns, a veteran diplomat, will helm the spy agency in an era of renewed great-power competition.
Arrest of Georgia’s Opposition Leader Prompts Call for Sanctions
A police raid on the opposition headquarters is a watershed moment for the region’s only democracy.
Russian Pipeline Project Tests Biden’s Relations With Russia, Germany—and Congress
Torn between mending ties with Germany or Republicans in Congress, the Biden administration takes a softer line on Nord Stream 2 than some lawmakers expected.
What Biden and Putin Can Agree On
Both sides should take the long view if they are ever to reconcile.
Is Navalny’s Wife Taking Up His Baton?
No, Yulia Navalnaya’s purported political career seems to be another Kremlin misinformation op.
For a Biden Arctic Agenda, Look to Governance
Competition with China is too narrow a strategy for the far north.
America’s India Problem Is All About Russia
Forget U.S. sanctions over arms deals. Indian-Russian alignment is in Washington’s best interest.
The Pandemic Is Putting Gangsters in Power
As states struggle, organized crime is rising to new prominence.
Ukraine’s President Finally Flexes His Muscles
Volodymyr Zelensky is taking on his country’s pro-Russian media machine. But can he emerge victorious?
Why Convicting Trump is Key to Biden’s Foreign Policy
With U.S. credibility so low, promoting democracy is harder than ever—so Washington should get its own house in order first.
Time to Think About a World Without Putin
The Russian leader is contemplating his mortality—as are his backers.
America Is Back. Europe, Are You There?
Europeans say they want cooperation with Washington. Their latest actions speak a different language.
‘We Are Gaining in Strength’: After Navalny’s Imprisonment, Russian Opposition Looks Ahead
Navalny has been detained before. The anti-corruption movement he started has only gained momentum, despite a big Kremlin crackdown.
Will Biden Have to Choose Between U.S. Interests and Human Rights?
A coup in Myanmar and Russia’s sentencing of Alexei Navalny raise questions about whether promoting U.S. values could weaken Washington’s hand when it comes to great-power competition.
Autocrats Increasingly Quashing Dissent Beyond Their Own Borders
Freedom House says transnational repression is on the rise—led by China, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.
Biden, Asia, and the Politics of Nuclear Arms Control
To construct a new balance of power in Asia, Washington needs a better approach to nuclear arms.