Comedians Will Soon Rule the World
It’s no accident that a growing number of international comics are running for office—and winning.
You Only Wish You Had Ukraine’s Democracy
Despite attacks from abroad and corruption at home, Ukrainian democracy isn't failing—it's thriving.
France and Germany Face Off Over Russian Pipeline
Though Berlin badly wants it built, Paris is set to side with the EU on new rules intended to contain Moscow.
What Putin Really Wants in Syria
Russia never sought to be a small-time fixer in the Middle East. Its goal was to reclaim its status as a global power broker.
Hackers Turn the Tables on Russia
A new website features documents pilfered from Kremlin officials and agencies.
Black Is the New Orange
With Soviet-style illiberalism on the rise, what is there to celebrate on the five-year anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan uprising?
It’s Time to Stand Up to Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine
Putin's latest ploy in the Kerch Strait must be countered fast.
Putin’s Public Enemy
The Kremlin is going after Russian rappers, but the government can't control a culture it doesn't understand.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2019
As U.S. leadership fades, authoritarian leaders are competing to see how much they can get away with.
Goodbye Grotius, Hello Putin
Russia’s provocations in the Kerch Strait aren’t just a challenge to Ukraine. Like Beijing in the South China Sea, Moscow is seeking to undermine international maritime law.
How Putin Is Perfecting His Border Plan
From the Kremlin’s pro-Trump meddling in 2016 to its threats to Ukraine, Georgia and other border states, nearly everything has gone its way.
Putin Doesn’t Sweat His Unpopularity
Whatever the Russian president is doing in Ukraine, it isn’t because of his falling poll numbers.
Martial Law Is a Test. Will Ukraine’s Democracy Pass?
Ukraine’s parliament resisted President Petro Poroshenko’s call for an extended state of emergency—but the battle isn’t over yet.
Ukraine’s New Front Is Europe’s Big Challenge
There’s plenty Europe should do to push back against Russia’s latest attack on Ukraine.
Putin Pushes Russia-Ukraine Tensions to a Four-Year High
By firing on and seizing Ukrainian vessels, Moscow has thrown the West into a quandary: add sanctions, send in NATO, or hope for a de-escalation?
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.
The Corrupt Shall Inherit Ukraine
In a country where even the anti-corruption prosecutors abuse their power, it's hard to say who the good guys are.
Putin Wants God (or at Least the Church) on His Side
A contest over the future of Christianity in Ukraine goes to the heart of Moscow's ambitions.
The Ukrainian Who Sunk Paul Manafort
The politician and former journalist Serhiy Leshchenko says Ukraine needs its own Robert Mueller.
How Much Damage Did Trump Cause in Helsinki?
The president’s disgraceful remarks could have disturbing results.