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Vladimir Putin

  1. ukraine
    Defiant Zelensky Tells Leaders They May Not See Him Alive AgainUkraine’s president is staying put in Kyiv as Russian troops advance on the city.
  2. the inside game
    Biden’s Theory of EscalationThe president doesn’t want a war, but he’s been eager to show Putin what he’s made of.
  3. ukraine
    Video: The Harrowing First Day of Russia’s Invasion of UkraineFootage poured in from all corners of a country under siege.
  4. russia
    Weapons of Financial DestructionRussia’s preparations make it a hard target for Biden’s sanctions.
  5. foreign interests
    Is Putin Choosing War in Ukraine?The Russian president has ordered troops over the border, but there’s still a chance to avoid a disastrous full-scale invasion.
  6. ukraine
    Biden Levels Sanctions on Russia for ‘Beginning’ Ukraine InvasionThe president blocked all actions of two massive Russian banks as part of a “first tranche” of sanctions against Putin over his moves into Ukraine.
  7. ukraine
    Is Vladimir Putin Sane?The Russian leader, now on the brink of starting a war, has reportedly undergone some dramatic personality changes during his pandemic isolation.
  8. international affairs
    Ukrainian Leader Makes Confusing Joke About Russian InvasionThis is what happens when you elect a comic to the presidency.
  9. politics
    Biden’s Marathon Press Conference Didn’t Quite Go As PlannedThe president’s aim was to get back on message, but he may have stirred new trouble with his remarks on Russia and Ukraine.
  10. foreign interests
    Is Another Russian Invasion of Ukraine Inevitable?Diplomacy could still prevent the crisis from spiraling into war, but the window of opportunity is closing.
  11. politics
    Biden and Putin Played Nice TodayThe two leaders met following recent Russian meddling in American elections and U.S. condemnations of the Kremlin’s crackdowns.
  12. aviation
    Why Belarus Grounding of Ryanair Flight Broke International LawThe country’s dictator tears a page from Vladimir Putin’s playbook to snatch a dissident.
  13. solarwinds
    U.S. Sanctions Russia Over SolarWinds HackFor the first time, the Biden administration named a specific suspect it deems responsible for the breach.
  14. the national interest
    Trump’s Lackeys Are Teaming Up Again With Putin to Mock BidenMoscow and Mar-a-Lago are angry Biden called Putin a “killer.”
  15. the national interest
    An Ex-KGB Agent Says Trump Was a Russian Asset Since 1987. Does It Matter?Revisiting the Trump-Russia mystery in light of the newest revelation.
  16. the national interest
    Trump Won’t Denounce Russian Hack Because He’s Still Subservient to PutinTrump’s only comment on Russia this week is to denounce the “Russia hoax.”
  17. the national interest
    Trump, Orbán, and Putin Are Forming an Authoritarian AllianceWhen you’re a tsar, they let you do it.
  18. politics
    The Case for ConsequencesFor the Republic to survive Trump’s presidency, he must be tried for his crimes. Even if that sparks a constitutional crisis of its own.
  19. coronavirus vaccine
    Russia Says Coronavirus Vaccine Is Ready, Thorough Clinical Trials Be DamnedIf it’s good enough for Putin’s daughter, maybe it’s good enough for you.
  20. international affairs
    Trump Admits He’s Never Talked to Putin About Bounties for Killing U.S. TroopsHe also excused Russia for allegedly supplying weapons to the Taliban, saying, “We did that, too.”
  21. strongmen
    Putin Graciously Backs Plan Allowing Him Another 12 Years in PowerThe Russian president backed changes to the country’s constitution that could see him remain in office until 2036.
  22. ukraine scandal
    Trump Won’t Say Whether Putin Swayed His View on Ukraine Interference in 2016Trump deflected and moved on to another topic when asked if Putin influenced his thinking on nonexistent Ukrainian interference in U.S. elections.
  23. the national interest
    Trump Believed Ukraine Conspiracy Because ‘Putin Told Me’Meanwhile, Trump is still listening to Ukraine theories from Russian-financed crooks.
  24. the national interest
    Vladimir Putin, Director of Influential Pro-Trump Super-PAC, Endorses ReelectionAn important but unsurprising statement by a key Trump supporter.
  25. ukraine scandal
    Trump Attitude Toward Ukraine Influenced by Putin and Orbán: ReportTrump’s early opinion of Ukraine’s President Zelensky was reportedly influenced by negative recommendations from the two autocrats.
  26. the national interest
    U.S. Intelligence Had to Pull Spy From Russia Because Trump Is a Security RiskIt’s kind of bad when the president is suspected of outing your own spy.
  27. the national interest
    Trump Went to the Mat for Putin at the G-7 Summit“The consequence is the same as if one of the participants is a dictator,” a source reported of a G-7 meeting.
  28. russia
    It Appears Russia Is Covering Up a Nuclear Accident AgainReports of high radiation after a nuclear blast in the apparent quest for a “doomsday weapon” are fueling speculation of a smaller, second Chernobyl.
  29. foreign interests
    Trump’s G20 Trip Was a Victory for DictatorsAt the summit, President Trump cemented his friendships with authoritarian leaders like Putin and Kim, while giving short shrift to democratic allies.
  30. russia
    Pentagon: U.S. Is Falling Behind Russia in Global InfluenceThe white paper doesn’t directly blame the president, but its conclusions might as well.
  31. the national interest
    Trump Thinks Putin’s Attack on ‘Western-Style Liberalism’ Was About CaliforniaOur authoritarian president hates liberalism but does not understand what it means.
  32. politics
    Rex Tillerson Is ‘Dumb As a Rock,’ Says the Guy Who Made Him Secretary of StateThe former secretary reportedly told Congress this week that Putin outmaneuvered Trump in their first meeting.
  33. austria
    Austrian Government Actually Sees Consequences for a Russia ScandalThe political crisis in Austria shows what happens when a party is willing to reckon with Russian interference, even if it ends up losing power.
  34. the national interest
    President Trump Opposes Trump Administration Foreign PolicyAppointing policymakers you disagree with because they look good on TV turns out to be a problematic strategy.
  35. donald trump
    Russia Claims Trump Reached Out to Putin for Lengthy Friday CallIn which foreign-policy expert Donald Trump takes the advice of traditional American ally Vladimir Putin on North Korea and Venezuela.
  36. interesting times
    Sullivan: There Was No Russia Conspiracy. But Trump Is More Dangerous Than Ever.The Mueller report reveals a man who is a constant threat to the rule of law. Impeachment is the only answer.
  37. the national interest
    Trump Beat the Rap, but Mueller Uncovered a Historic ScandalThe special prosecutor finds few new crimes, lots of misconduct, and a president acting like a mob boss to cover it all up.
  38. the national interest
    I Wrote an Article Suggesting Trump Was Compromised by Russia. I Was Right.Last year I argued that Russia probably had hidden leverage over Trump. It’s now a proven fact.
  39. vision 2020
    Klobuchar’s Alleged Staff Abuse Won’t Scare Vladimir PutinThe senator tried to put a positive spin reports that she’s “tough” on staff, but that doesn’t have much to do with competence on the world stage.
  40. politics
    Report: Trump Had Second Private Meeting With Putin in 2018The president reportedly spoke with Putin in private during the G20 conference in November, and may have discussed setting up an official summit.
  41. the national interest
    Trump Didn’t Have Secret Contact With Russia — It Was Done in Plain SightHis private meetings with Putin are an apt metaphor for their entire bizarre relationship.
  42. world view
    With Mattis Gone, Trump Is Already Sowing More Global ChaosIn just a few weeks, we’ve seen a serious uptick in odd U.S. foreign policy moves and anonymous leaking, and that isn’t good for anyone except Putin.
  43. russia investigation
    Trump Reportedly Told Cohen to Lie to Congress About Trump Tower MoscowSources say Trump signed off on a plan to visit Vladimir Putin in Russia during the 2016 campaign, but told Cohen not to share that with Congress.
  44. the national interest
    Robert Mueller Is Investigating President Trump as a Russian AssetWhat it means that the FBI needs to find out if the president is “working on behalf of Russia against American interests.”
  45. world view
    Trump Ended 2018 by Rewarding Putin for Another Year of Bad BehaviorIn many ways, this administration has been a disappointment to Russia — but with his recent foreign policy moves, Trump might make it up to Putin.
  46. voter suppression
    What Russia Learned About Black Voters From AmericaA new report on Russian interference in the 2016 election shows that Putin’s meddlers used tactics not unfamiliar to modern-day Republicans.
  47. foreign policy
    Why Nuclear Weapons Are Shaping Up As a Big 2020 Campaign IssueLast time that happened, George H.W. Bush wasn’t just alive, he was a candidate.
  48. 2018 midterms
    Kevin McCarthy Rises to Power at Expense of His Defeated California ColleaguesThe new House GOP leader led his California colleagues to a slaughter in the midterms through his loyalty to Trump and his agenda.
  49. world view
    Trump’s Response to Russia-Ukraine Crisis Will Only Encourage Putin’s AggressionThe recent naval clash warranted a strong response from the U.S. Trump canceling a scheduled meeting with Putin via tweet wasn’t it.
  50. 2018 midterms
    Putin Loses His Best Friend in Congress As California’s Rohrabacher Goes DownAfter 30 years, the former Reagan speechwriter and great friend of Russia’s latest regime loses his Orange County district to Democrat Harley Rouda.
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