Biden’s Surrender to Merkel on Nord Stream 2
His support for the pipeline abandoned a bipartisan consensus, got nothing in return, and made the world less secure.
Russia Policy Puts Biden Under Pressure Across Europe
Ukraine has the most to gain in Biden’s emerging Russia policy—and the most to lose.
Biden’s Worried About Ukraine’s China Fling
Beijing is snapping up Ukrainian defense firms. That bodes ill for the would-be NATO member.
Ukraine Wants to Be Cryptocurrency Central
Kyiv’s big bet on digital money could backfire and make the country’s corruption problems worse.
In Kyiv, Blinken Shows a New Face for the U.S.
After Trump, Biden’s top diplomat works to patch up relations with Ukraine—and with beleaguered U.S. diplomats
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.
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.
Chernobyl Has Become a Comforting Fable
The disaster isn’t just an easy metaphor for authoritarian failures.
Russia Further Ramps Up Military Pressure on Ukraine
Moscow could just be strong-arming Kyiv and Washington—or preparing another invasion.
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.
Ukraine Needs a Clear Path to NATO Membership
Russia’s recent aggression along its border shows why Kyiv needs decisive action from the alliance.
Is Russia Preparing to Go to War in Ukraine?
Troop buildup near Ukraine’s border is the largest since 2014.
Russia’s Buildup Near Ukraine Puts Team Biden on Edge
Is Russia testing the waters or just testing Biden?
Russians Aren’t Buying Putin’s PR Stunts Anymore
To save its approval ratings, the Kremlin might be better focusing its energy elsewhere.
Ukraine Cracks Down on Its Own Pro-Russian QAnon
With media bans and treason charges, well-financed conspiracy peddlers are being shut down.
Ukraine’s Debt Problem Spells Trouble
If the government continues to pile up debt without necessary reforms, it will set its economy on the road to ruin.
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Ukraine’s President Finally Flexes His Muscles
Volodymyr Zelensky is taking on his country’s pro-Russian media machine. But can he emerge victorious?