Caucasus

Argument

Public Editing Putin

Never was so much B.S. presented to so many people in such a short text.

James Kirchick |

Argument

Take It and Like It

Why Obama should be thrilled about the Russian chemical weapons deal.

Edward Luttwak |

Report

Russia's War on Foreigners

First the Kremlin went after the gays. Now it's the "blacks."

Anna Alekseyeva |

Argument

Living Together Doesn't Mean You're in Love

Why Georgia offers an important argument for the virtues of divided government.

Michael Cecire |

Micah Zenko

Don't Know Much About History

What John McCain, Richard Cohen, and Jeffrey Goldberg have in common.

Micah Zenko |

Putinology

The Kremlin and the Octopus

The arrest of a leading politician has shaken up Russia's most turbulent republic. But will anything really change?

Anna Nemtsova |

Putinology

Vendetta Politics in Georgia

Georgia is succumbing to a disease that plagues other post-Soviet countries: Newly elected leaders' urge to crack down on their predecessors.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Russia's New Tip of the Spear

What's got the Kremlin so worried that it created a Special Operations Command?

Dmitri Trenin |

Argument

Did the FBI Bungle the Tsarnaev Case?

What the bureau can and can't do on American soil.

David Gomez |

Feature

The Wanderer

Meet Degi Dudayev. It's not easy being the son of independent Chechnya's dead president.

Yulia Yuzik |

Argument

Boston's Jihadist Past

Long before the marathon bombing, Islamists in Massachusetts were helping militants in Chechnya.

J.M. Berger |

Dispatch

Portrait of a Chechen Jihadist

Meet Abu Hamza, a Chechen who went to Syria to fight.

Nicholas Clayton |

Argument

Displaced

What happened to the people who fled the terror in Chechnya.

Joshua Foust |

Argument

Ten Questions for the New BRICS Bank

The great emerging markets want to start their own bank. But it doesn't seem like they've really thought it through.

Isobel Coleman |

Argument

Why the Color Revolutions Failed

Toppling dictators isn't enough. Successful revolutions also embrace the rule of law.

Melinda Haring |

Argument

Political Tremors in the Caucasus

There’s a distinct whiff of desire for political change wafting through the Caucasus.

Thomas de Waal |

Putinology

Putin Declares War on Sleaze

Vladimir Putin is vowing to make a dent in the eternal Russian problem of corruption. Skepticism is warranted.

Anna Nemtsova |

Lab Report

The End of Ukraine's Balancing Act

Ukraine has long faced a choice: Should it cast its lot with Russia or the European Union? 2013 is shaping up to be the year Kyiv finally decides. The first in our series of Lab Reports.

Askold Krushelnycky |

Christian Caryl

The First Lab Results Are In

Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.

Christian Caryl |

The List

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2013

From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.

Louise Arbour |

Argument

Did Russia Just Throw Assad Under the Bus?

Not really. Watch what the Kremlin does, not what it says.

Andrew S. Weiss |

Argument

What Magnitsky Means to Me

Not even a clean doctor is safe from Russia's dirty war.

Dylan J. Williams |

Argument

Don't Rush to Judgment on Georgia

The new Georgian government's arrests of oppositionists have critics crying foul. But they should let justice run its course.

Michael Cecire |

Argument

The Migrant Money Machine

The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.

Peter Passell |

Argument

Georgian Dream Shows Its Dark Side

Georgia's president-elect is putting the country in strong danger of losing its hard won democracy.

James Kirchick |

Profile

Can You Save Diplomacy From Itself?

Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.

Cristina Odone |

Argument

Nuclear Turkey with Russian Dressing

Can the new Turkish-Russian nuclear plant be a model for safe energy, or will it be an environmental and proliferation risk?

Eve Conant |

Just Kidding

Unsolicited Advice

Vladimir Putin's secret (fake) letter of congratulations to Xi Jinping.

Simon Shuster |

Argument

Breaking the Grip of the Oligarchs

How a tragic twist of fate is fueling a revolt against Armenia’s overweening tycoons.

Liana Aghajanian |