How Much Damage Did Trump Cause in Helsinki?
The president’s disgraceful remarks could have disturbing results.
State Department Silent on MH17 Anniversary Following Trump-Putin Firestorm
The department prepared to criticize Russia’s role in the 2014 downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, but the statement was never released.
How a WWII-Era Chant Found Its Way to World Cup 2018
Symbols have power, even in soccer. Just ask Croatia.
Stalin Falsified the Data, Then Killed the Statisticians
How the Soviet Union facilitated the famine of the 1930s that killed millions of Ukrainians, then buried the evidence.
Russia Doesn’t Solve Conflicts, It Silences Them
The Kremlin’s involvement in the Middle East has raised Moscow’s profile while letting underlying tensions fester.
Back From the Dead: the Bizarre Story of Journalist Arkady Babchenko
By faking a journalist’s death and blaming it on Russia, Ukraine is fighting fire with fire — and setting its own house ablaze.
How to Steal an Election in Broad Daylight
Autocrats and counterfeit democrats have perfected the art of rigging polls to stay in power — without breaking any laws.
Eastern European Laws on World War II History Spark Congressional Reaction
Will a letter sent by concerned lawmakers encourage leaders to change course or further polarize politics?
Is Germany Souring on Russia’s Nord Stream?
Merkel now talks of protecting Ukraine’s interests as Russia’s $12 billion gas pipeline seeks to bypass Kiev.
An Interview With the President of NATO’s Most Persistent Applicant
In Washington this week, the Georgian president talks Trump, the Atlantic alliance, and Saakashvili.
For Whom the Cell Trolls
A new book argues that modern wars will be won with phones and laptops rather than tanks.
Ukraine Needs U.S. Help to Fight Corruption
Domestic reforms are just as important as defending against Russian aggression.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018
From North Korea to Venezuela, here are the conflicts to watch in 2018.
Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Agency Alleges Fraud in Arms Industry
The country’s war on graft is far from over.
Tillerson: Biggest Snag in U.S.-Russia Relations is Ukraine, Not Election Meddling
U.S. ‘badly’ wants to mend fences with Moscow, Secretary of State Tillerson says.
It’s Time for the State Department to Stop Throwing Money at Facebook
We need to demand accountability from social media companies — and from U.S. diplomats.
Ukraine Expects Trump to Approve Arms Deliveries
Ukrainian lawmakers are optimistic that the White House will give the green light for long-sought weapons.
The Poet Laureate of Hybrid War
The tragicomic absurdities of 21st century warfare are finally being transformed into literature.
Apocalypse, Soon: New Books on War, Plague, Famine, Demagogues, and the End of the World as They Knew It
FP staffers learn what really killed the Romans and why the 1930s should scare us to death.
Russia May Soon Allow Foreigners to Officially Serve in Its Military
Vladimir Putin recently signed a decree letting non-Russians participate in counterterrorism and peacekeeping operations.