Regions / Russia
The unusual triple alliance coming out of Syria could change the regional balance of power and unhinge NATO — if it holds together at all.
If you thought the "global war on terror" was a significant overreach for a single power, just wait.
The Cold War has been around, in various permutations, for a long time. It'll take patience, organizing, compromises, and some luck to bury it once and for all.
It's about propping up "besieged majorities" in multiethnic countries.
The president wants to wall off one and welcome the other. Does racism have anything to do with it?
The bizarre denialism of some on the left and right about Russiagate doesn't bode well for the future of American politics.
The U.S. has taken aim at China and Russia for at least the last four administrations. Now, higher ups on all sides are warning of heightened tensions and war.
It's now clear that the Russians offered help and members of the Trump campaign accepted. But the real scandal may be money laundering.
It's scary to think of Donald Trump or Kim Jung-un with a nuclear button. Scarier are all the nameless functionaries with the same.
The evidence is in: The "adults in the room" at the White House have enabled Trump's worst impulses, not checked them.