The Anti-Putin Shaman’s Magical Mystery Tour
Alexander Gabyshev vowed to drive the “demon Putin” out of Russia through an exorcism. Here’s why Moscow took the threat seriously.
Russia’s Future Is Still in the Hands of Putin’s Cronies
The president’s allies are starting to express discontent. They’ll stick with him for now, but a change could be coming.
Trump May Like Putin. His Administration Doesn’t.
How the U.S. president’s Russia rapprochement never came to pass.
The Unintended Consequences of Trump’s Decision to Withdraw From Syria
It has already empowered Russia and Iran while undermining the Kurds.
Mattis Confirms Russia Interfered in U.S. Midterm Elections
The defense secretary also condemned Putin’s violation of the nuclear treaty, seizure of Ukrainian naval vessels.
Russians Don’t Like the Kremlin’s Election Interference Either
In one gubernatorial race, a scandal might be a sign of Putin’s decline.
Trump’s ‘Unbridled, Egotistical Narcissism’ Defines White House Summits
Former U.S. diplomat Thomas Pickering on Trump, Putin, and the world after Helsinki.
Will the Real Trump Russia Policy Please Stand Up?
Trump’s surprise White House invitation to Putin could undermine his administration’s tougher stance on Moscow.
Browder Says “No Doubt” Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr. a Russian Agent
Senate weighs closing loopholes in the Foreign Agent Registration Act
Russia Denies Its Soccer Players Are Doped Up
Authorities are looking into whether every member of Russia’s 2014 team was on performance enhancing drugs.
Oliver Stone’s ‘Putin Interviews’ Will Teach You Little About Putin, and Even Less About Russia
The Hollywood director gives Russia’s president a platform to talk about women’s “natural cycles” and machismo.
Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund Accuses Medvedev of Secret Massive Estate
The former reformer is allegedly quite corrupt.
Marco Rubio Proposes Naming Street for Slain Russian Opposition Leader
Meanwhile, in Russia, an activist’s house was raided.
For Empathy in Politics and Policy, Check out This Chekhov Checklist
A different kind of Russian story.
What Is Happening to Poland’s Military?
The government is making changes that may make sense politically. But are they undermining the country's defense in the process?
Passport Is On Holiday (But We’ll Still Compare Cat Photos to Putin)
We're revamping The Cable with a more global spin.
United States Accuses Russia of Using Hacking to Meddle in Election
"Only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities," American spies say.
Biden to the Baltics: Don’t Take Trump’s NATO Comments Seriously
The vice president says Trump doesn't know what NATO's mutual defense article is.