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.
Once Upon a Time, Helsinki Meant Human Rights
Trump’s summit with Putin risks tarnishing a legacy of Republican moral leadership.
Trump Should Strike a Deal With Putin on Syria
The United States won’t get everything it wants, but it would be wise to protect Washington’s remaining interests before it’s too late.
The Trump-Putin Summit’s Potential Nuclear Fallout
When the U.S. and Russian presidents meet in Helsinki, the biggest risk won't be on everyone's radar.
Trump Is Right About Germany’s Low-Energy Military
Berlin needs to spend more on defense, but the U.S. president's public demands are making it politically impossible.
America’s Credibility Is on the Line in Syria
Trump must stick to his word and tell Russia to stop violating a critical cease-fire.
At Helsinki Summit, Putin Likely to Rebuff Any Pressure From Trump on Syria
The United States wants Russia to help oust Iranian troops from Syria.
Russia’s Goals Won’t End With the World Cup
An emboldened Putin is ready to seize the opportunities Trump has given him.
In Russia, Plan to Raise Pension Age Draws Protests
The government announced the change at start of the World Cup, when it was least likely to be noticed.
How North Korea Could Go From Hermit Kingdom to Factory Hub
A new report provides the most detailed look yet at how a sanctions-free Pyongyang could strike it rich.
This Isn’t Your Father’s OPEC Anymore
Global oil markets are controlled by Russia and Saudi Arabia — despite America’s shale boom.
Russia and China See in Trump Era a Chance to Roll Back Human Rights Promotion at U.N.
As the United States retreats from the world, Moscow and Beijing seek to gut U.N. programs, cut staff.
With North Korea, Good Intentions Aren’t Enough
Trump's unilateral negotiating strategy will fail unless the United States collaborates with its regional allies — and adversaries — to forge a lasting peace.
Washington Needs a New Solarium Project To Counter Cyberthreats
President Eisenhower confronted the unprecedented nuclear threat of the 1950s with a novel exercise. The United States needs a similar approach to tackle today's cyber threats.
Russia’s Muslim Strongman Is Winning the World Cup
Ramzan Kadyrov is using sports diplomacy to bolster his image.