Russia Thwarts U.S. Bid to Expand Syrian Aid Corridors
But the rival powers strike a compromise that prevents catastrophic shut-off of lifesaving aid to Syrians.
When Humanitarian Aid Becomes a Bargaining Chip
Cross-border access into Syria has become a stress test for Putin and Biden's nascent relationship.
Putin and Biden Curb Their Enthusiasm
A “cold peace” is the best-case scenario coming out of this week’s summit.
What Putin Wants From His Summit With Biden
With expectations low in Moscow, the Kremlin is looking for limited deescalation.
Asia’s Stakes in the Biden-Putin Summit
Geopolitical shifts have put a U.S.-Russian detente in the interest of much of Asia.
The Biden-Putin Summit Can Kick-Start a Deal on Syria
Only Washington has the carrots and sticks to steer the conflict towards resolution.
Will Biden Blink Over Navalny?
A deadline for sanctions hangs over preparations for Biden’s first meeting with Putin.
With Putin’s Latest Crackdown, Russia Is Going Dark
As it goes full authoritarian, the Kremlin is targeting the last vestiges of civil society and independent media.
Putin Is No Unicorn
“Weak Strongman” argues that to better understand Russia, we need to move past our fixation with its president.
America’s India Problem Is All About Russia
Forget U.S. sanctions over arms deals. Indian-Russian alignment is in Washington’s best interest.
Time to Think About a World Without Putin
The Russian leader is contemplating his mortality—as are his backers.
Will Biden Have to Choose Between U.S. Interests and Human Rights?
A coup in Myanmar and Russia’s sentencing of Alexei Navalny raise questions about whether promoting U.S. values could weaken Washington’s hand when it comes to great-power competition.
Navalny’s Return Has Thrown Putin Off Balance
The Russian regime isn’t handling the protests with its normal authoritarian aplomb.
Putin Has Learned From Belarus in Handling the Navalny Protests
The Russian regime has barely started to tap its vast toolkit for violence and intimidation.
Russia Is in Agony, but Putin’s Dictatorship Is Going Down
Garry Kasparov on why this weekend’s protests may be the beginning of the end of autocracy in Russia.
Navalny’s Bravery Is Unlikely to Shift Putin’s Entrenched Power
There’s no sign of defection from Russia’s security services, let alone the army.