Eastern Europe

COLUMN

A White Shining Lie

Putin's 'humanitarian' convoy is simply a pretext for the war the Kremlin's been planning for months.

Michael Weiss |

Dispatch

Strangers in the Homeland

Thousands of displaced eastern Ukrainians have headed to the western city of Lviv, where a spirit of generosity could give way to dangerous ethnic tensions.

Annabelle Chapman |

Dispatch

The Autocrat Inside the EU

How Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban transformed from a dissident compatriot of Vaclav Havel to a would-be Vladimir Putin.

Amy Brouillette |

Dispatch

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Poland’s political forces are aligned against Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine. But its neighbors are more swayed by Moscow’s charms (and money).

Jan Cienski |

Argument

Beyond Ukraine: NATO Solidarity in a Time of Crisis

It’s time for the Czech Republic and European allies to stand up.

Bohuslav Sobotka |

Report

Meet the Russia Bulls

Where some investors see escalating risks, others see bargains.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

How to Beat Down a Bully

There's only one way to stop Putin's ugly new doctrine of irregular intervention -- hit back even harder.

Jeffrey A. Stacey |

COLUMN

Putin's New Clothes

Russia’s president is nakedly invading Ukraine. Why won’t anybody say anything?

Michael Weiss |

Putinology

Novorossiya Is Coming Apart at the Seams

Moscow dreamed of transforming southeastern Ukraine into a client state. But the Kremlin's plans are fraying as Kiev pushes back.

Anna Nemtsova |

Christian Caryl

How the Wizard of Oz Explains America’s Foreign Policy

A few thoughts on saving the Munchkins, defeating tyranny, and the politics of America's favorite fairytale.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Ukraine's Oligarchs Are Still Calling the Shots

The revolutionaries of the Maidan wanted to end crony capitalism. But it's back with a vengeance.

Sergii Leshchenko |

Dispatch

'A Reckoning Hasn't Happened'

A new tribunal might prosecute some of Kosovo’s top leaders for gruesome crimes allegedly committed in the late 1990s, including organ trafficking and murder. But could it actually deliver justice?

Valerie Hopkins |

COLUMN

The Chaos Convoy

The Red Cross has no idea what 280 Russian trucks making their way to the Ukrainian border are carrying. Is Putin's "humanitarian" mission a Trojan horse?

Michael Weiss |

Argument

Turkey's Economy: Now for the Hard Part

The years of easy growth are over. Turkey can only sustain its economic success by undertaking bold reforms. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.

Murat Ucer |

Dispatch

Cabbage Soup and Ravioli

Russians have gotten used to some fancy foods in recent years. But they're willing to sacrifice Parmesan for Putin's foreign policy.

Alec Luhn |

COLUMN

We Come in 'Peace'

Russia's invasion of eastern Ukraine won't be an armored blitzkrieg. It's a slow, seditious drip -- and it's already underway.

Michael Weiss |

COLUMN

Give Putin a Way Out

With Russian troops massing on the Ukrainian border, the talk of war is getting louder. But it doesn’t have to happen.

Emile Simpson |

Argument

Tsar Vladimir the First

Putin isn’t trying to win the Cold War -- he’s refighting the battles of World War I.

Gal Luft |

COLUMN

The Problem With Russia's Missiles

Why is the United States taking Moscow to task over noncompliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Dispatch

Putin's Next Move

The Russian president isn't checkmated quite yet. But the downing of MH17 has left him with few good options.

Alec Luhn |

Argument

Justice for MH17

The world wants to hold someone accountable for the 298 people killed. But determining whom to go after -- and how to hold them responsible -- won’t be easy.

Rebecca Hamilton |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The aftermath of the MH17 shoot-down; violence in Gaza continues; and Hindus celebrate in India.

FP Staff |

COLUMN

How to Kneecap the Thug in the Kremlin

It's time to treat Vladimir Putin like the crime boss he is: Go after his money.

Michael Weiss |