Eastern Europe

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 |

Dispatch

Anatomy of a Bloodbath

Ukraine's volunteer fighters who survived the massacre at Ilovaisk describe a harrowing escape -- with no help from the army that claimed to have their backs.

Alec Luhn |

COLUMN

A Boy and His Toys

Yep, Putin just threatened to use his nukes. Now it’s time for Washington to decide on a time-out for the Russian president.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Report

Beware the Bear

While the West stands ready to sanction Moscow, many are more worried about what Putin has up his sleeve.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

How to Get Away With Almost Anything

How evildoers benefit from the world's ADD.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Putin's Nuclear Option

Would Russia's president really be willing to start World War III?

Jeffrey Tayler |

Report

The West's Tricky Economic War With Russia

What if Russians are feeling the squeeze of sanctions but Putin doesn't care?

Jamila Trindle |

Dispatch

Trophies From an Incomprehensible War

As fighting rages in the east, one Slovyansk museum is already trying to tell the story of the war in Ukraine, one bullet-riddled helmet at a time.

Lily Hyde |

Argument

Moscow's Next Victim

Moldova could be the Kremlin's next target. But Europe isn't ready to come to the rescue.

Vladimir Soloviev |

Dispatch

Putin Takes Off the Gloves in Eastern Ukraine

Battered and besieged, Kiev's troops are just trying to survive to fight another day.

Alec Luhn |

Dispatch

All Tusk and No Teeth

The appointment of Poland's prime minister, Donald Tusk, as EU chief is a strong indication of collective intent toward Russian aggression. But will the new Italian foreign policy boss undermine him?

Annabelle Chapman |

Dispatch

Preparing for War With Ukraine's Fascist Defenders of Freedom

On the frontlines of the new offensive in eastern Ukraine, the hardcore Azov Battalion is ready for battle with Russia. But they're not fighting for Europe, either.

Alec Luhn |

Dispatch

The Dead and the Living in Luhansk

Amid the shells and explosions, there’s little in the way of normal life left in Ukraine’s besieged eastern cities.

Ole Solvang |

Report

Forgotten Missions

Out of the headlines but not out of action, the U.S. military is still engaged in long-forgotten interventions.

Kate Brannen |

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 |

Lab Report

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 |