In Russia, Feminist Memes Buy Jail Time, but Domestic Abuse Doesn’t
A year after the country decriminalized domestic violence, women feel the consequences.
Battling the Bots
Analysts are increasingly using artificial intelligence to track Russian disinformation campaigns.
The New U.N. Envoy to Syria Should Kill the Political Process to Save It
A tougher stance from the United Nations would put pressure on Assad and Putin while improving the lives of ordinary Syrians.
Ethnic Nationalism Gave Georgia Freedom. Now It Needs Civic Nationalism to Survive.
The Caucasus is a complex ethnic and religious patchwork, and only a shared identity can help Georgians push back against Putin.
What’s Bad for Trump Is Worse for Putin
The Kremlin can expect more sanctions and more investigations from a Democratic House.
There’s No Plan B for Port Security
Privatization and automation have left global shipping fatally exposed.
How House Democrats Will Investigate Trump’s Russia Ties
Gains in congressional midterm elections give Democrats crucial subpoena power.
How Do You Say ‘Fake News’ in Russian?
Russian news sites portray the U.S. presidential election as a prelude to civil war.
Trump Is Pushing the United States Toward Nuclear Anarchy
The White House wants to leave the INF Treaty. New START could be next. The death of these agreements would fuel a new arms race.
Counting the Dead in Europe’s Forgotten War
The deputy head of the OSCE’s observer mission in Ukraine describes the challenges and frustrations of monitoring the war.
Trump Is Right About the INF
To be worth keeping, a treaty that bans nuclear missiles needs to include all nuclear powers.
Trump’s Punk Rock Nuclear Policy
The only reason to pull out of the INF Treaty is to give a middle finger to the world.
Would INF Withdrawal Recreate a Nuclear Hair-Trigger World?
Junk enough arms control treaties, and the Cold War balance of terror will reign once again—this time with China in the mix.
Trump’s Plan to Leave a Major Arms Treaty With Russia Might Actually Be About China
Leaving the agreement clears the way for the U.S. to boost its conventional forces in the Pacific.
Armenia’s Post-Revolution Party Is Over
The country’s new government wants to root out corruption—but the ancien régime isn't giving up without a fight.
Russia Is 4chan, China Is Facebook
Mike Pence’s equation of Beijing’s influence with Moscow’s hacking was misleading and dangerous
One of Bosnia’s New Presidents May Want to Break the Country Apart
Dodik campaigned on independence for Republika Srpska. Will Putin help him get his way?
Fort Trump Is a Farce
The question of a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland is complicated. The White House shouldn’t treat it as a vanity project.
The Danske Bank Scandal Is the Tip of the Iceberg
Financial institutions and the governments that regulate them aren’t doing nearly enough to prevent money laundering.
Poland’s New Populism
Warsaw may be turning away from the European Union, but that doesn’t mean that it is turning toward Moscow instead.