The End of Volodymyr Zelensky’s Honeymoon
Changing Ukraine is much harder than its president thought. Here is how Zelensky should reboot his presidency and secure his place in history.
Putin Fires His Puppet Master
Vladislav Surkov, who stage-managed Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, is replaced.
How Russia Is Prodding Scotland Toward Independence
To justify its breakup of Ukraine, the Kremlin seeks to embarrass the U.K. and other major NATO allies. But the Scottish National Party wants nothing to do with Putin.
Trump’s historic impeachment trial ends on predictable terms, but the political fallout will continue.
Trump Prepares for Victory Lap as Impeachment Trial Winds Down
Republicans successfully fight off a call for witnesses, but a final vote to acquit will come after next week’s State of the Union.
State Department Pressed Pompeo to Emphasize ‘One Mission’ in Ukraine
Memo urges secretary of state to cut through confusion created by impeachment testimony.
Behind Pompeo’s Big ‘We Care’ Trip to Ukraine
Hobbled by the impeachment trial, the U.S. secretary of state faces the tricky task of explaining a Trump administration policy that has often looked two-faced.
Why Trump Will Get Off
The House impeachment managers argued he's not fit to serve because he puts his personal political interests ahead of the nation's. Trump’s defenders said this sort of behavior is acceptable. They won.
In Historic Impeachment Trial, Democrats May Have Talked Too Much
The House managers delivered a powerful case that Trump abused his office, but many Americans are tuning out—and almost no Republican votes have changed.
Impeachment Trials and Conspiracy Theories: A Match Made in Hell
Does Russia get too much or too little credit in fueling the Ukraine scandal? As with everything these days, it’s too hard to tell.
Republican Lawmakers Questioned Trump’s Withholding of Ukraine Aid, Documents Show
Newly released emails and other documents show that some of those now sitting as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial were also unhappy about his move to freeze aid last year.
Pompeo’s Silence Creates a ‘Crisis of Morale’ at State Department
“The rank and file are very disturbed by the inability, the refusal, of the secretary of state to defend his own people,” says former diplomat Nicholas Burns.
Giuliani Associates May Have Surveilled U.S. Ambassador, New Evidence Shows
The latest batch of House evidence before Trump’s impeachment trial begins includes explosive evidence linking the president’s lawyer and associates to the campaign to bully Ukraine to investigate Trump’s rivals.
Canada’s Path to Justice from Iran Over Shot-Down Flight Will Be Hard
States have been historically reluctant to take responsibility for attacks on civilian planes.
Western Officials Believe Iran Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner
Officials indicate the disaster might have been a mistake made at the height of tensions with the United States after Iran’s missile launch at Iraqi bases.