Regions / Russia
Increasing skepticism of the U.S. government can either lead to ugly conspiracy theorizing, or fuel a movement to bend the status quo.
Is the United States on the verge of enshrining humanitarian intervention as a bedrock principle of foreign policy?
Problems with Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Donald Trump could tear the rickety alliance apart at the seams.
Shifting alignments in the aftermath of the failed coup could bring peace to Yemen and Syria—but only if regional leaders can agree on some rules.
Some see Putin's Russia as a counterweight to U.S. global meddling. But Moscow is increasingly mimicking Washington's worst behavior.
Domestic-policy successes such as paid family leave count for little if the U.S. is at war with Russia.
The United States never tires of finding ways to needlessly aggravate Russia.
Astounding increases in the danger of nuclear weapons have paralleled provocative foreign policy decisions that needlessly incite tensions between Washington and Moscow.
Russia and China enabled Syrian President Assad’s war on his own people.
Obama’s approach to nukes will be his most significant legacy — as well as his most salient failure.