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  1. 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.”
  2. foreign interests
    Please Don’t Prolong a Pointless War Just to Show Russia Who’s BossA bipartisan group in the House just made it harder for Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. That’s a mistake.
  3. international affairs
    Trump Was Reportedly Briefed on Russian Bounties for Dead U.S. Troops Last Year John Bolton reportedly briefed Trump on the Russian bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghanistan in March 2019.
  4. environment
    A Catastrophic Oil Spill in Russia Has Turned a River RedThe 20,000 tons of oil could take a decade to clean up.
  5. 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.
  6. russia
    National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien Denies Russia Is Meddling to Aid TrumpThe national security adviser said there is no intel stating that Russia is aiming to benefit Trump — but did not extend that analysis to Sanders.
  7. vision 2020
    U.S. Officials Warned Bernie Sanders Russia Is Trying to Help His CampaignSanders acknowledged he was briefed on the meddling a month ago and insisted he did not care who Putin wanted to win.
  8. politics
    Trump Mad Russia’s Plans to Help Him in 2020 Were Revealed to Lawmakers: ReportFearing that Democrats would “weaponize” the information, Trump berated the intel head responsible for informing lawmakers of the interference.
  9. 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.
  10. vision 2020
    Gabbard Demands Clinton Enter 2020 Race, Calls Her ‘Queen of Warmongers’The bizarre tweets follow the 2016 nominee’s implication that the current candidate is an agent of Russia.
  11. conspiracies
    The Overstock CEO Who Fell for an Accused Russian SpyAfter resigning as Overstock’s CEO, Patrick Byrne published over 9,000 words about his relationship with Maria Butina and the “Men in Black.”
  12. 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.
  13. moscow mitch
    How ‘Moscow Mitch’ Is Helping DemocratsThe Kentucky Democratic Party has made $500,000 on “Moscow Mitch” merch in just two weeks.
  14. the national interest
    Putin’s 2020 PlaybookOur electoral vulnerabilities are so extreme, the next hack could easily be worse.
  15. crime
    Body of Murdered Russian Influencer Discovered in SuitcasePolice are investigating the murder of 24-year-old Ekaterina Karaglanova.
  16. moscow mitch
    Mitch McConnell Really Doesn’t Like His New NicknameMcConnell has rolled with the punches that have come with being the great obstructionist of our time. But he thinks “Moscow Mitch” is a step too far.
  17. john ratcliffe
    In John Ratcliffe, Trump Finds an Intelligence Chief Willing to Look Past RussiaRepresentative John Ratcliffe’s statements at the Mueller testimony suggest Trump has found a DNI chief as skeptical of the Russia threat as he is.
  18. russia
    Senate Finds Russia Attempted to Interfere in Elections in All 50 States in 2016Released the day after Mueller’s testimony, a Senate report stated that Russia hacked into U.S. polls to an extent much greater than previously known.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. the national interest
    U.S. National Security Officials Still Consider Trump a Security RiskThe Mueller report focused on criminal matters, not counterintelligence. Whether Russia has leverage over Trump is a huge, unresolved question.
  22. the national interest
    McConnell Is Blocking Any Plan to Prevent Russian Election Attack in 2020The threat of foreign interference is actually quite severe. Why is he so blasé about it?
  23. world view
    Will Donald Trump Accidentally Start a War?When no one can tell which advisers are really in charge or what D.C. will do next, it makes an inadvertent slide into conflict much more likely.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. mueller time
    Mueller Exposed Trump’s Biggest BetrayalThe Mueller report shows Trump repeatedly put defending his own legitimacy ahead of his duty to defend U.S. national security and election integrity.
  27. mueller time
    The Mueller EncyclopediaAn index of who’s who and what’s what to help make sense of the Mueller report.
  28. mueller time
    Everything We’ve Learned From Robert Mueller’s Investigation (So Far)Even without seeing the full report, we know plenty about wrongdoing by Trump associates and Russia’s 2016 election meddling.
  29. end my life please
    For Conspiracy Theorists, Mueller Time Hasn’t Ended (and Never Will)As Robert Mueller’s investigation draws to a close, what will happen to the theorists and sages of resistance Twitter?
  30. internet
    Russia Will Cut Itself Off From the Rest of the Internet (Temporarily)Russia is examining new regulations that will ensure the internet can still operate if other countries decide to penalize it.
  31. world view
    Trump Just Scrapped a Nuclear Treaty That Kept Us Safe for DecadesExiting the INF Treaty undermines long-settled thinking on arms control. Now 2020 could see the biggest debate on U.S. nuclear policy in a generation.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. foreign policy
    Putin Violated an Arms Treaty. Trump Ditching It Makes the Nuclear Threat Worse.Trump thinks if Russia does it, the U.S. should ignore the INF Treaty, too. But helping erode a treaty that curbed the arms race isn’t the answer.
  35. what's past is prologue
    The Ghosts of the ’68 Election Still Haunt Our PoliticsThe “backlash” politics of crime and race, an unpopular war, a divided Democratic Party — they are all still with us.
  36. 2018 midterms
    Is Trump Preparing to Blame GOP Midterm Losses on Chinese Meddling?Trump accused China of seeking to help Democrats in November as retaliation for his trade policies. It’s possible, but he offered no real evidence.
  37. foreign policy
    The President Treats the U.N. to a Good Old-Fashioned Trump RallyThe president’s nationalist speech was a list of things that the United States does and doesn’t see as threatening.
  38. donald trump
    Report: Putin Is Stoking Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Fever Dream“It’s not us. We get it,” Putin has reportedly told Trump.
  39. international intrigue
    Accused Russian Hit Men: We Were in Salisbury for Sightseeing, Not Poisoning“Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town.”
  40. power
    Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina Didn’t Trade Sex for Power, Prosecutors Now SayProsecutors say they misinterpreted a joking text between accused Russian spy Maria Butina and a friend.
  41. foreign policy
    After Promising Quick Syria Exit, Trump Is Said to Approve of Indefinite StayA U.S. official claimed Trump is “on board,” but this only bolsters claims that administration officials ignore the president’s orders.
  42. cyber security
    Inside the Midterm Campaigns’ Fight to Stop Cyber Attacks — Before It’s Too LateEven if campaigns internalize 2016’s lessons — and have yet to be targeted — it’s likely they’re still behind on preempting the next round of threats.
  43. russia investigation
    Mueller Wants Papadopoulos to Go to Jail, Says He Harmed Russia InvestigationProsecutors say the Trump campaign aide’s lies did significant damage to the Russia investigation in its critical early stages.
  44. breaking out
    Pussy Riot Member Smuggled Herself Out of Russia to Perform at a FestivalMaria Alyokhina drove hundreds of miles to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
  45. Trump Administration Sanctions Russia for Spy Attack, After Rebuke From CongressIf Russia doesn’t make changes in 90 days, which is unlikely, U.S. law requires a second, harsher wave of penalties, which would end diplomatic ties.
  46. russia investigation
    Trump Acknowledges Son Sought Clinton Dirt From RussiansThe president says that meeting Russian officials to obtain damaging information about a political opponent is “done all the time.”
  47. russia
    Russia Names Steven Seagal Special Humanitarian Envoy to the United StatesThe actor was granted Russian citizenship back in 2016.
  48. russia investigation
    Alleged Russian Agent’s Contacts Also Included Trump Campaign AideFormer Trump campaign national security director and transition team member J.D. Gordon met with Maria Butina right before the 2016 election.
  49. spies who get caught
    A Suspected Russian Spy Was Working Inside U.S. Embassy for Ten YearsA woman working for the U.S. Secret Service in Moscow was accused of having “frequent meetings” with a Russian intelligence agency.
  50. Putin Invites Trump to Moscow for a One-on-One MeetingThe White House said Trump is open to visiting once he gets a “formal invitation.”
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