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  1. russia
    The Mysterious Attack on Two Major Gas Pipelines for EuropeWhat do we know about the apparent sabotage of Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 deep under the Baltic Sea?
  2. ukraine war
    The Latest Sign That Putin’s War Isn’t Going Very WellRelying on Kim Jong-un for ammo is not ideal.
  3. foreign interests
    Peace Isn’t Coming to Ukraine Any Time SoonA war of attrition looms.
  4. foreign interests
    Why Putin Has Brought Hell to MariupolThree reasons the battle for the city could have a decisive impact on the war.
  5. iron curtain call
    The Met’s Big Breakup With the Bolshoi“Even at the height of the Cold War, artistic exchange was possible. But now all bets are off.”
  6. foreign interests
    Which Russia-Ukraine Take Is Right for You?A menu of possible opinions, with something for every brand of American pseudo-intellectual.
  7. intelligencer chats
    Is Biden Trying to Psych Putin Out?His administration has been playing an unusual information-warfare game against the Russian leader.
  8. politics
    New Book Implies Trump Was Even Nicer to Putin in PrivateIs that possible?
  9. 5 Takeaways and One Surprise From Mike Pompeo’s Congressional TestimonyThe secretary of State appeared before Congress to answer questions for the first time since the NATO and Helsinki summits.
  10. Trump Endorses Putin Proposal to Have Russian Operatives Work on Mueller ProbeAt his summit with Putin, Trump said that Mueller’s team should partner with the Kremlin to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  11. Trump at NATO Summit: Germany Is ‘Captive to Russia’The president kicked off the summit by deriding America’s European allies as “delinquent,” and berating Germany for relying on Russian fuel sources.
  12. Trump: Meeting Putin Might Be Easier Than Meeting Theresa MayAmerica’s European allies probably can’t wait for this week to be over.
  13. Breaking News: Putin to Run for Reelection!Putin will soon challenge Josef Stalin’s all-time record for hegemony in Moscow.
  14. House GOP Leadership Discussed Whether ‘Putin Pays’ Trump in 2016Last year, the House Majority Leader told his colleagues that he thought Putin paid Trump. Everyone laughed.
  15. just asking questions
    What Does Vladimir Putin Want?A former U.S. ambassador to Russia on what makes the strongman tick.
  16. Let’s Look at What Trump Has Actually Said Publicly About His Putin RelationshipVIDEO: “If he says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him.”
  17. from russia with love
    Russia Is Mad at Fox NewsThe Kremlin didn’t like how Bill O’Reilly called Vladimir Putin a “killer” in an interview with Donald Trump.
  18. international intrigue
    Putin Defends Trump, Extols Russia’s Sex Workers As ‘Best in the World’“I find it hard to believe that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world.”
  19. ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Is Sane Enough to Sail Through the SenateAt his confirmation hearing, the ex-general broke with Trump on Putin, NATO, and the Iran deal.
  20. The Radical Unpredictability of Donald TrumpAs everyone tries to get a fix on what his administration will be like, the most terrifying possibility is that it will follow no pattern at all.
  21. Warmer Relations With Russia May Mean a Warmer PlanetThe U.S. imposed sanctions on Russia to punish its incursions into Ukraine. But those sanctions have also helped keep Arctic oil in the ground.
  22. Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates Cheer Trump’s Pick of Tillerson for StateRice and Gates took consulting fees from Exxon. Now, they’re giving the company’s CEO a badge of Establishment approval.
  23. Report: Russia Talked With Trump and Clinton Campaigns During the ElectionRussian diplomats said it was “routine” outreach.
  24. Trump and Clinton Debate Who Is More of a Puppet for PutinTrump had Clinton cornered on immigration. Then, he went out of his way to defend the leadership of Vladimir Putin.
  25. Putin Probably Approved the Assassination of a Former KGB OfficialA British inquiry finds that Putin was “probably” involved with the murder of U.K. resident Alexander V. Litvinenko.
  26. 12 Takeaways From the Newly Released Conversations Between Clinton and BlairIncluding Bill Clinton’s candid thoughts on George W., Gerry Adams, and big brown bananas.
  27. great bromances
    Putin Really Cannot Wait for Trump PresidencyOn Morning Joe
  28. Turkey Has No Plans to Apologize for Shooting Russian Jet Out of the Sky“No Turkish prime minister or president will apologize … because of doing our duty.”
  29. foreign affairs
    Putin Imposes Sanctions on Turkey Over Downed WarplaneMeanwhile, the U.S. is calling for Turkish troops to seal much of the Syrian border in order to combat ISIS.
  30. russian plane crash
    What Brought Down the Russian Metrojet Flight Over Egypt?A malfunction or malice — and at whose hand?
  31. emojiplomacy
    Red-Faced Putin Emoji Sparks Political Showdown in AustraliaThe perils of pictograms.
  32. syria
    The Meaning of Russia’s Intervention in SyriaAs Putin embarks on what may be a new Soviet-style misadventure, a variety of experts debate the possible endgames, as well as a possible U.S. alliance.
  33. international intrigue
    Vladimir Putin Wants to Stay PresidentIt’s all the West’s fault.
  34. international intrigue
    Putin’s Hungry Tiger May Spoil His World Domination Partnership With ChinaHe crossed over earlier this year.
  35. wikipedia
    Kremlin-Run Wikipedia to Tell Truth About How Great Russia IsThe real thing is “untrustworthy.”
  36. international intrigue
    Iran’s Getting New Nuclear Reactors Courtesy of RussiaAnd Barry just can’t figure out what to do with them all. 
  37. the national circus
    The National Circus: Obama’s Foreign-Policy Critics Are WrongThe president’s deliberateness may be America’s best recourse against the chaotic threats from ISIS and Putin.
  38. war in eastern europe
    This Is Putin’s East Ukraine ‘Peace Plan’No one is surprised by how it looks.
  39. war in eastern europe
    Putin Compares Ukraine to Nazi GermanyBut guys, they took Crimea democratically!
  40. Putin, Poroshenko at Least Making It Look Like They Don’t Want WarA Putin, a Poroshenko, and an Ashton land in Belarus …
  41. bad things
    Obama Administration Says Russia Violated Cold War–Era TreatyThis comes on top of increased sanctions from the U.S. and European Union.
  42. the national interest
    Statue-Destroying Ukrainians Anger Museum ArchivistReally taking the big picture view here.
  43. Russia Goes Viral: How the RT Network Built a U.S. AudienceMoscow’s mouthpiece gets traction by being anti-mainstream.
  44. occupy kremlin
    Massive Crowds in Moscow Demand ReformsTwelve years of Putin have pushed them over the edge.
  45. early and often
    The Political-Celebrity ComplexBarack Obama, Vladimir Putin, and Silvio Berlusconi are on the cutting edge of a new trend in political personality cults.