Regions / Russia
Russia has had big plans for Donald Trump.
For all its shortcomings, Obama’s seemingly improvised Syria strategy has taken advantage of unexpected opportunities. This could be the latest.
During the Cold War, the CIA did everything it’s accusing Russia of doing today — and more.
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.