Eastern Europe

Argument

At the Back of the Class

Is the international community about to censure Hungary for giving up on its young democratic institutions?

Elizabeth Winkler |

Dispatch

The One Muslim Country That Loves America Is Developing an Extremist Problem

Kosovars are traveling to the Middle East to fight the same U.S.-led forces that once helped secure their country’s freedom.

Valerie Hopkins |

Dispatch

The Bumbling Bigots of Budapest

A would-be white nationalist conference in Hungary ends with confusion, chicken paprikash, and not much else.

Paul Brian |

Dispatch

Vlad Is Rad

Meet the hipster wing of Putin’s propaganda machine.

Alec Luhn |

Report

Ukraine Gas Boss: 'Gazprom Destroyed Its Image as a Reliable Supplier'

Foreign Policy sat down with the leaders of Ukraine's Naftogaz to talk Russia, Europe, energy, and the coming winter.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Thug Politics, Kiev

Oleh Lyashko gets into fist fights, kidnaps rebels, and supplies militias (or so he claims). Meet the radical populist who could play kingmaker in post-Maidan Ukraine.

Charles McPhedran |

Dispatch

Cluster Bombs in Potato Fields and Tripwires on the Cow Path

Cleaning up after five months of war in eastern Ukraine.

Alec Luhn |

Report

Let's Make a Deal

Europe brings Russia and Ukraine closer to a natural gas deal that could avert a nasty winter -- if Russian energy brinkmanship is really over.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Warsaw's Backbench Steps Forward

The dynamic duo of Donald Tusk and Radoslaw Sikorski turned Poland into a European foreign-policy power player. What happens now that they're gone?

Jan Cienski |

Argument

Putin's Cyberphobia

Afraid for his hold on power, Putin is cracking down on Internet freedom with a flurry of new laws.

Emily Parker |

Argument

The Fight to Survive

Russia's opposition got crushed in last weekend's local elections. But that didn't exactly come as a surprise.

Natasha Pelevina |

Dispatch

Trading With Terrorists, Ukraine-Style

He doesn’t work for the government. He doesn’t wear a uniform. Meet the mysterious deal broker who’s freeing Ukraine’s prisoners of war.

Alec Luhn |

Argument

A Premature Party for Poroshenko

Vladimir Putin is still setting the terms in Ukraine. Why is Washington okay with that?

Leon Aron |

COLUMN

Ghosts of the Maidan

First revolution. Then war. Now what?

Michael Weiss |

Report

The Chocolate King Comes to Chocolate City

The Ukrainian leader addresses Congress and Obama, asking hat in hand for help for his beleaguered nation.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

History Is So Not Over

It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.

Alina Rocha Menocal |

Report

Corrupt Ukrainian Politicians Have a Taste for Mansions

A Ukrainian leader on the run, his mansion, and a 15-year-old corruption case.

Jamila Trindle |

Dispatch

Ruins and Rising in Luhansk

In eastern Ukraine, residents take advantage of a tenuous cease-fire to re-roof their houses, turn on the street lights, and see how they like their first taste of peacetime autonomy.

Alec Luhn |

Putinology

The Ghosts of Beslan

Why the memory of a mass hostage-taking -- and the botched rescue attempt that followed -- continues to haunt Russia.

Anna Nemtsova |

Dispatch

Escape From Gorlivka

Volunteers are risking life and limb to help evacuate those left behind in the wreckage of eastern Ukraine.

Lily Hyde |

Christian Caryl

License to Kill

Never underestimate the power of rage.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Ukraine Can't Afford the IMF's 'Shock Therapy'

Economic austerity ruined post-Soviet countries in the 1990s. Why are the same policies being forced on Ukraine today?

Josh Cohen |

Dispatch

Personal Effects

As Dutch authorities release their report on the downing of MH17, the crash site remains unprotected and the locals are still in denial.

Alec Luhn |

Argument

Want to Help Ukraine? Stop Accepting Its Stolen Cash

Ukraine's new rulers hope to clean up a country that is among the most corrupt in the world. But they don't have a chance if the Western banks keep accepting money stolen from Ukraine.

Oliver Bullough |

Dispatch

If a Grad Rocket Falls During a Cease-Fire…

How do you make peace in Ukraine when none of the people with guns are listening?

Alec Luhn |

Argument

It's Time to Stop Putin's Nuclear Arms Buildup

Ukraine isn’t the only place where the White House is letting a belligerent Russia off the hook.

James M. Inhofe |