Ukrainian Corruption Is Trump’s Native Language
The U.S. president has imported prodazhnist’, Ukraine’s distinctive culture of crookedness, where everyone has a price and politics has no value.
Pompeo’s State Department Reels as Impeachment Inquiry Sinks Morale
As the investigation grows, so, too, does the foreign service officers’ legal defense fund.
Zelensky Flounders in Bid to End Ukraine’s War
Pushing a controversial peace agreement, the new president faces blowback in Kyiv that he may not be able to overcome.
Senate Democrats Urge More Probes Into Unfolding Impeachment Saga
Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee urge Republican leadership to investigate the Ukraine affair that triggered the House impeachment inquiry.
With Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2, Putin Is Getting Ready to Put the Screws on Europe
The new pipeline won’t deliver energy security. It will make the EU more dependent on a capricious Russia.
Welcome to Trump’s Impeachment Foreign Policy
His administration’s decisions will be erratic, ill-considered, and ineffective. In other words, business as usual.
The West Is Open for Dirty Business
The European Union and United States need a joint front against poisonous kleptocracy.
The Geopolitics of Ukraine’s ‘The’
Why three letters—and a Beatles song—trigger grammatical controversy, historical trauma, and existential crisis in Kyiv.
What We Know About the Trump-Ukraine Investigation
Much remains unclear, but the latest revelations from U.S. diplomats tend to corroborate the whistleblower’s account of how the Trump team sought to strong-arm Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden.
Giuliani’s Claims Spread to Another Ukraine Corruption Case
A Ukrainian oligarch has seized upon the Trump administration’s attacks on Biden to fight extradition.
Far From the Front Lines, Javelin Missiles Go Unused in Ukraine
Military support to the Eastern European country is at the center of a scandal that threatens to engulf the Trump administration.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Impeachment
More senior officials, more countries, more Giuliani. Trump’s storm clouds just got a whole lot darker.
The Realist Case for Impeachment
The U.S. president needs the public’s trust to conduct foreign policy. Donald Trump has forfeited it.
Trump Impeachment Inquiry Puts State Department in the Crosshairs
U.S. diplomats are concerned they will become star witnesses.
How a D.C. News Site Amplified Dubious Ukraine Claims
Inside the story of how the Hill became part of the Trump whistleblower scandal.
Ukraine Reacts: Trump’s Call Is Putin’s Victory
For disappointed Ukrainian democracy activists, Trump’s demands of Zelensky have made Washington the moral equivalent of the Kremlin.
Trump’s Call With Zelensky Was Not Out of the Ordinary—for Trump
In this most transactional of presidencies, he’s always asking for a quid pro quo.
Understanding the Trump Ukraine Call
An annotation of one of the most controversial and complicated moments of the Trump presidency.
Welcome, Ukrainians, to the American Swamp
Zelensky can walk away from the Trump scandal stronger. Here’s how.