Trump USAID Appointee Takes Sudden Absence After Controversial Tenure
Employees at the agency had criticized Pete Marocco for mismanagement.
Why Belarus Is Not Ukraine
Yes, there are surprisingly big protests—like those that rocked Kyiv six years ago—being met with brutal crackdowns. But Belarus is a whole different story.
Trump Promotes Senior Diplomats, Including Star Impeachment Witness
George Kent, promoted to a new rank in the senior foreign service, has avoided the grim fate of other impeachment witnesses.
Poland Needs Migrant Workers. The Pandemic Has Kept Them Away.
Despite the government’s anti-immigration rhetoric, many Polish businesses rely on workers from other parts of Eastern Europe.
Bolton’s Book Is a Terrifying Warning About What Trump Could Still Do
Geopolitical ignorance is no longer funny when it impacts U.S. national security.
One Year On, Zelensky Survives Impeachment (Trump’s, That Is) and Blunted Hopes
After a roller-coaster year, the Ukrainian president remains hugely popular.
Which Way Will Ukraine Swing?
A year after Zelensky’s election, mixed messaging on the country’s relationships with Russia and Europe is raising eyebrows internationally.
Trump Escalates War on Government Watchdogs
The shock firing of the State Department’s top watchdog is raising fears that diplomats won’t be protected against political retaliation.
Ukraine, Not Russia, Will Sue for Peace as Pandemic Pressure Rises
Hopes that a pandemic-weakened Russia will want to end the war in Ukraine will be disappointed.
How Putin Changed Russia Forever
President Vladimir Putin has transformed his country and its relations with the world. We asked 11 leading experts to look back at his 20-year reign and predict what the future may bring.
The Coronavirus Is Creating a Crisis on Europe’s Borders
European countries have suffered from the pandemic, but their southern and eastern neighbors are faring even worse—setting the stage for financial ruin, political instability, and a surge of refugees.
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.