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.
Navalny Is All-In on Bringing Down Putinism
Russia’s opposition leader is forcing the system to make decisions it wants to avoid.
Germany Is Pouring Cold Water on the Biden-Europe Love Fest
Even the arrival of a pro-European U.S. administration can’t paper over unmistakable signs of trans-Atlantic trouble.
The Friendlier Face of Putinism
Meet the often overlooked organization trying to reconnect Russia’s leader with the people—and secure Putin’s influence for years to come.
In 2020, Putin Raised the Stakes at Home and Abroad
Russia started the year with political uncertainty, then cemented Putin’s future, and ended the year by poisoning the main opposition figure—and future relations with the Biden administration.
Moldova’s Election Result Is a Blow to Russia’s Regional Dominance
The victory of the pro-Western politician Maia Sandu shows Putin is losing his grip over Russia’s near abroad.
Our Top Weekend Reads
America’s democracy demotion, U.N. peacemaking in the age of plague, and Biden’s Putin challenge.
Biden’s Putin Challenge
Biden has a clear-eyed view of the threat posed by Russia—but a lot of bad advice to ignore.
Putin Expects a Long Confrontation With America Under Biden
As Putin refuses to congratulate Biden, all eyes in the Kremlin are on the president-elect’s new team.