On Russia, Donald Trump’s Bluster Is No Match for Putin
September 16, 2015
President Obama's Russian sanctions have cost Putin dearly. Trump's opposition is unfounded, idiotic, and wrong.
The Crime of the Century
March 04, 2015
One year after Russia's smash-and-grab, the world has all but conceded Crimea to Vladimir Putin.
The U.S. Should Arm Ukraine—But Not Because This War Is Winnable
February 06, 2015
If enough Russians die in battle, the tide of public opinion will turn.
Even Vladimir Putin's Authoritarian Allies Are Fed Up With Russia's Crumbling Economy
January 18, 2015
It's “kind of like a party where no one wants to be, like one of those awful family lunches.”
The Three Worst Foreign Policy Predictions of 2014
December 31, 2014
Russia would never invade Ukraine, right?
Russia's Publishing Industry is Churning Out Revisionist Histories
November 19, 2014
Russia’s publishing industry is one of the few sectors of the country's economy that does not appear to be tanking.
Now That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine Again, Let's Stop Pretending a Ceasefire Ever Existed
November 12, 2014
The fighting has been raging for months.
While the world's attention has waned, Ukraine has only gotten worse.
The economic prognosis for Putin does not look good.
Ukraine's Election Wasn't Just a Win for Pro-Europeans. It Was a Win for Democracy Itself.
October 27, 2014
A year after the protests began, reforms might finally come.