Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky arrives at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

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.

Vladislav Surkov and Vladimir Putin

Putin Fires His Puppet Master

Vladislav Surkov, who stage-managed Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, is replaced.

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon acknowledges applause following a speech at the party's annual conference in Perth, Scotland, on Nov. 15, 2014.

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.

U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House.

Not Guilty

Trump’s historic impeachment trial ends on predictable terms, but the political fallout will continue.

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander gets into an elevator outside the Senate chamber as the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 31.

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.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

State Department Pressed Pompeo to Emphasize ‘One Mission’ in Ukraine

Memo urges secretary of state to cut through confusion created by impeachment testimony.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks by the media as he prepares to board a plane at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2019.

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.

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives at the White House on January 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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.

House impeachment managers

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.

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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.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

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.

Former U.S. diplomat Nicholas Burns testifies before the Senate.

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.

Lev Parnas

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.

An altar with photographs of the victims who were killed in a plane crash in Iran is seen at a vigil in Ottawa, Ontario, on Jan. 9.

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.

Rescue teams near the site of a Ukrainian plane crash.

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.

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