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The American public and their president are focused on the accelerating nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula, and with good reason. Yet while the United...
Russia

It should be a familiar routine by now: Vladimir Putin offers an apparent diplomatic breakthrough in eastern Ukraine. Western negotiators get overexcited; the peace-shuttling commences; an...
russia

Moscow is belatedly responding to American sanctions leveled on Russia following its intervention in the 2016 election and the invasion of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir...
ukraine

I had just gotten back from a trip to Kiev featuring meetings with members of Ukraine’s parliament when I learned that newly confirmed Education Secretary...
russia

Americans knew that business as usual in Washington would change when Donald Trump took office. The form that change would take remains, for the most...
ukraine

The “frozen conflict” in East Ukraine is thawing out. This week, in the wake of a much-anticipated phone call between President Donald Trump and Russian...
corruption

Few afflictions are as serious for a developing democracy as runaway corruption. Russia's attempt at democracy died in the 1990s in no small part because...
Vladimir Putin

It's unlikely to happen, but if there is any justice in this world, Vladimir Putin will someday have to answer for his crimes. He has...
Russia

For weeks, Russian and Ukrainian forces have been staring each other down from across a tense border.  The fighting in the not-so-frozen conflict in eastern...
Russia

“We are not going to make Syria into a proxy war between US and Russia,” said the President of the United States in October of...
Donald Trump

The symbolism of the fateful 1989 summit between President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev off the coast of Malta wasn’t lost...
ISIS

During my recent trip to Iraq — not conducted in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy, military, or any U.S. government agency — I had the...