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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine’s Leader to Face Down Putin for First Time

Volodymyr Zelensky is walking a fine line as he seeks peace with Russia without being seen as ceding too much in return.

Alleged pro-Russian rebels move tanks and heavy weaponry away from the front line of fighting in Chervone, Ukraine, in accordance with the Minsk II agreement on Feb. 26, 2015.

What the West Gets Wrong About Russia’s Intentions in Ukraine

Moscow never wanted an annexation—it just wanted a bargaining chip. Understanding that is the key to settling the conflict once and for all.

Ukrainian servicemen of the Donbass volunteer battalion take part in operations in a village in the Lysychansk district of the Luhansk region on Jan. 28, 2015.

It’s Time for Ukraine to Let the Donbass Go

Reintegration would be too costly; beyond an expensive reconstruction, it would entail reintegrating a deeply pro-Russian region at a time when Ukraine is finally moving West.

Rep. Jerry Nadler

Believe It or Not, Impeachment Is About to Get Even More Partisan

Expect anger and grandstanding as the House Judiciary Committee picks up the torch with a critical decision bearing down on the Democrats.

A woman leaves the offices of the Ukrainian General Prosecutor in Kyiv on Oct. 2.

Ukraine vs. the Oligarchs

If Trump wants to fight corruption in Ukraine, he should pay close attention to an ongoing dispute between the country and the IMF over one of its biggest banks.

State Department officials testify in the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Diplomats Who Testified in Impeachment Inquiry Get Lifeline Through Legal Fund

Donors across the United States have provided more than a quarter of a million dollars so far.

Marie Yovanovitch testifies in the House impeachment inquiry.

State Department Misled Congress on Ouster of Ukraine Ambassador

A new trove of State Department emails sheds fresh light on events surrounding the impeachment inquiry.

Then-President-elect Donald Trump talks with Rudy Giuliani after a meeting at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey on Nov. 20, 2016.

How Rudy Giuliani Opened the Door to the Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry

The former New York City mayor and prosecutor has been sniffing out corruption, real or not, for many years.

Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) listen to Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 20.

4 Key Takeaways From Sondland’s Testimony

“Everyone was in the loop,” said the U.S. ambassador to the EU, further implicating Trump, Pompeo, and Pence as the impeachment inquiry unfolds.

Mike Pompeo at the State Department

Pompeo Thrust Into Impeachment Spotlight

The secretary of state takes flak from both chambers on Capitol Hill as his nominee for deputy gets grilled as well.

Russian troops raise a national flag on top of their armored personnel vehicle while on patrol with Turkish forces in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah province on Nov. 1.

Don’t Believe the Hype. Russia Is Losing in the Middle East—and Around the World.

Putin’s apparent victories in spreading Russian influence are mirages, some of which have come at a great cost.

Presidents of the United States and Ukraine meet in New York

Trump Resisted Sale of Javelins to Ukraine

Republicans are defending him in the impeachment inquiry by saying he gave more military aid than his predecessor, but it came only after the reluctant president was convinced it would be good for U.S. business.

Two diplomats, William Taylor and George Kent, testify in the impeachment hearing.

Wednesday’s Biggest Winners Might Have Been U.S. Diplomats

Despite partisan bickering over the first public impeachment hearing into Trump's behavior, foreign service officers lauded the performance of two of their own, William Taylor and George Kent.

Kurt Volker, then-U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, speaks during a press conference in Kyiv on July 27.

State Department Expected to Scrap Post of Special Envoy to Ukraine

The move will leave no one detailed to watch Kyiv’s back in peace talks with Putin.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Officials Vent Impeachment, Transparency Frustrations at State Department Forum

Career diplomats question leadership over the lack of openness and failure to defend colleagues.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch (center) arrives at the U.S. Capitol to testify as part of the ongoing impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump in Washington on Oct. 11.

5 Takeaways From the Trove of Impeachment Testimony Released Monday

From allegations that the State Department bullied and intimidated diplomats called to testify to an ambassador who was pressed to send a tweet praising Trump to save her job, here’s what you need to know.

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