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’s ‘Unbridled, Egotistical Narcissism’ Defines White House Summits
Former U.S. diplomat Thomas Pickering on Trump, Putin, and the world after Helsinki.
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.
‘We Have No Idea What President Trump Would Do in a Crisis with Russia.’
Poland’s former defense and foreign minister explains how Trump left Eastern Europe in the lurch.
With Trump Going Soft on Nord Stream, Congress Moves to Kill the Pipeline
U.S. lawmakers, at least, worry that Europe’s reliance on Moscow for energy could give Russia key leverage.
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.
‘Unless They Pay a Price for It, They’re Going to Keep Doing It.’
Former U.S. ambassador to Russia says Trump can’t hold Moscow accountable by “winging it.”
‘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.
Why Trump Is Getting Away With Foreign-Policy Insanity
The only people who can stop his sucking up to Russia have lost all their credibility.
State Department Silent on MH17 Anniversary Following Trump-Putin Firestorm
The department prepared to criticize Russia’s role in the 2014 downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, but the statement was never released.
Trump’s Unrequited Love for Vladimir Putin
When the U.S. president looks at Vladimir Putin, he doesn't see his handler. He sees his dad.
Robert Mueller Is Fighting a War
The special prosecutor's latest indictments prove he's waging more than just a legal battle.
Thank You, Jimmy Carter
Restoring the reputation of America’s most underrated foreign-policy president.
Trump Remains Evasive on Crimea Ahead of Summit With Putin
Legal experts say the U.S. president has authority to recognize Crimea as part of Russia, but sanctions would remain.
How a WWII-Era Chant Found Its Way to World Cup 2018
Symbols have power, even in soccer. Just ask Croatia.
Putin Sees Trump as an Easy Mark on Syria
Before their Helsinki summit, the U.S. president has given his Russian counterpart little reason to take him seriously.
Putin Doesn’t Care about Sex Trafficking
Russia could have done something to prevent sexual exploitation of foreign women during the World Cup. It chose not to.
Africa’s Attack on Internet Freedom
While Washington turns a blind eye, autocrats across the continent are muzzling their citizens online.