With Putin’s Latest Crackdown, Russia Is Going Dark
As it goes full authoritarian, the Kremlin is targeting the last vestiges of civil society and independent media.
A New Sanctions Strategy to Contain Putin’s Russia
It’s time for America and Europe to start putting serious economic pressure on Putin’s regime.
What Kazakhstan Can Teach About Medium-State Diplomacy
How the self-styled “Asian Geneva” successfully navigated among Russia, China, and the West—at least for now.
Russia Can’t Afford to Block Twitter—Yet
Online censorship is bogged down in technical difficulties.
Putin Is No Unicorn
“Weak Strongman” argues that to better understand Russia, we need to move past our fixation with its president.
How to Break the Logjam Over Nord Stream 2
The Russo-German pipeline has zero impact on European security. But Ukraine should be helped.
Biden Can’t Avoid Getting Tough on Europe Much Longer
The fuzzy goodwill between Washington and Europe has lulled the continent into a false comfort.
The Biden 100-Day Progress Report
We asked 25 experts to grade the administration’s start on foreign policy
Western Powers Need to Get More Creative Against Russia
The Czech Republic’s kerfuffle over diplomats demonstrates the need to think bigger—and smaller—when it comes to responding to cyberattacks.
Sanctioning Russia Is Easier Said Than Done
Quiet threats, not public pronouncements, could be the best way to save Navalny.
China and Russia Turn Deeper Ties into a Military Challenge for Biden
“You face a two-front war where we don’t have a two-front military,” said one former Trump official.
Don’t Kick Russia Out of the Chemical Weapons Convention Over Navalny
Doing so would be a death sentence for global nonproliferation efforts.
Is Leaving Afghanistan Misguided or Overdue?
Biden’s withdrawal announcement is meant to end a 20-year war, but Washington has been dragged back into conflicts before.
U.S. Slaps Wide-Ranging Sanctions on Moscow—but Stops Short of Killer Blow
The Biden administration takes a novel, broad-brush approach to Russia’s nefarious activity.
Sputnik V’s Biggest Legacy May Be Political Turmoil
In Eastern European countries that have accepted the Russian vaccine, destabilization has followed.
Ukraine Needs a Clear Path to NATO Membership
Russia’s recent aggression along its border shows why Kyiv needs decisive action from the alliance.