Russian soldiers attend a ceremony marking the end of the Collective Security Treaty Organization mission in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Jan. 13.

Russian Propagandists Zero In on Kazakh Crisis

Intense interest by diplomats and state media underscores the significance of Russia’s intervention.

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The Ones and Tooze Podcast: Can the Threat of More U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Save Ukraine?

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A military training course in Armenia.

Russia Is Worried About Challenges in the Caucasus

The Nagorno-Karabakh war’s aftermath is still impacting Moscow’s plans.

A meeting of the United Nations Security Council

Biden Plans U.N. Showdown if Russia Invades Ukraine

There’s lots of history at the Security Council, but few changes.

Erdogan and Putin sit side by side in front of their respective country flags.

Turkey Could Lose Big in the Russia-Ukraine Standoff

Conflict could topple Ankara’s delicate balancing act between NATO and Russia.

A U.S. Navy sailor walks past an MK 41 pad on the USS Chafee (DDG-90), anchored at a South Korean naval port in Donghae.

Putin’s Fixation With an Old-School U.S. Missile Launcher

Russia says the Pentagon’s European missile defense isn’t so defensive after all. Does it have a point?

Soldiers take part in the NATO military exercise "Winter Shield" in Latvia.

Baltic Citizens Worry They’re Next on Russia’s Menu

Moscow’s aggression has stirred old fears in its neighbors.

A gas mask lies near the fence of an administrative building in central Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Why Russia Sent Troops Into Kazakhstan

Moscow’s swift aid to a neighboring regime tracks with its wider strategic goals.

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses supporters.

Ukraine Can’t Afford Presidential Prosecutions

Going after former leaders is a mistake in a time of crisis.

Russian military cadets walk in Moscow.

Russia Doesn’t Have the Demographics for War

The 1990s collapse in birth rates still impacts Moscow’s ambitions.

Russia's Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft, carrying people to the International Space Station, blasts off at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Dec. 17, 2017.

2022 Is the Year for a Space Summit

A disturbing Russian weapons test is yet more proof that new rules are needed.

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov speaks in San Francisco on Nov. 29, 2017.

An Existential Threat to Europe’s Security Architecture?

What happens next in Ukraine depends on the West’s readiness for dialogue, says Russia’s ambassador to the United States.


The Problem With Sanctions

From the White House to Turtle Bay, sanctions have never been more popular. But why are they so hard to make work?

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with U.S President Joe Biden during their meeting at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva on June 16, 2021.

Biden Set for Putin Call to Ease Ukraine Standoff

The United States is demanding that Russia roll back more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border.

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with the NATO secretary-general.

Biden Doesn’t Know What He Thinks About Sanctions

The United States has committed to combatting corruption—but is hesitating to take on Russia.

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