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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t Believe the Trump Administration’s Lies About Ukrainian Corruption
Far from drowning in graft, the country’s record is getting better and better.
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.
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.
Officials Vent Impeachment, Transparency Frustrations at State Department Forum
Career diplomats question leadership over the lack of openness and failure to defend colleagues.
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.