Russia

Report

Talking Turkey: What Will OPEC Do?

For the first time in years, an OPEC meeting matters. But the group will be hard-pressed to reach agreement on how to halt the slide in oil prices.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Why Ukraine Must Bargain for Peace With Russia

The "let's make a deal" moment has arrived for Kiev and Moscow. But by pushing a hard-line agenda against Putin, the United States and Europe are only making things worse for Ukraine.

Samuel Charap |

Argument

Too Dangerous to Fail

Why the failure to secure a nuclear deal with Iran could have devastating consequences for global proliferation.

Barry M. Blechman |

Putinology

The Costs of Exile

Leaders in countries of the former USSR are increasingly driving their best and brightest into emigration. No one wins.

Anna Nemtsova |

COLUMN

Vladimir Putin Hates the TTIP

Which is exactly why Europe and America need to get it done.

James Stavridis |

COLUMN

Putin Sends His 'Leopard' to the Battlefield of Eastern Ukraine

Sophisticated Russian weapons have been spotted near Donetsk, signaling a dangerous new phase in the conflict may be underway.

Michael Weiss |

Report

9 Ways Foreign Policy Will Dominate the Lame-Duck Congress

The 113th Congress has only weeks to stop Ebola, fight ISIS, and keep the government funded. 

FP News Team |

Tea Leaf Nation

Putin Hits on China's First Lady, Censors Go Wild

Russia’s Don Juan-in-chief  just got a little too friendly with Xi Jinping's wife.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Report

Xi's Just That Into You

Moscow and Beijing shake hands on another mammoth energy deal that could ease Russia's isolation, power China, and bring the two closer together.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Hungary Is Helping Putin Keep His Chokehold on Europe's Energy

A key NATO ally is cozying up to the Russian dictator and trying to help him build a $70 billion pipeline to extend his reach into the heart of the EU.

Keith Johnson |

Christian Caryl

Remembering the Fall

It's hard to remember just how impassable the Berlin Wall was -- until one day it wasn't. A memoir.

Christian Caryl |

Report

Cold Comfort

Russia's central bank tries, but fails, to halt falling ruble.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Red Hot Chilly Peoples

Ukraine and Russia have settled their natural gas dispute -- for now. But that doesn't mean the wider conflict is anywhere near resolved.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

The Kremlin’s $220 Million Man

Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s deputy prime minister, is supposed to have the cleanest hands in the Kremlin. So where’d he get a quarter of a billion dollars?

Michael Weiss |

Dispatch

Ukraine Wins

A successful parliamentary election opens a window of hope for an embattled country.

James Kirchick |

Report

Lithuania Cheers 'Independence'

The small Baltic nation just took a giant step to counter Russia's energy bullying.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Chasing Away the Democracy Blues

Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.

Larry Diamond |

COLUMN

How to Salvage France's Mistral Shipwreck

Selling warships to Russia doesn't seem like a great idea right now. But there's someone else that could buy them -- and make it a win-win for European security.

James Stavridis |

Argument

The Hunt for Black October

The Swedish Navy is desperately trying to find a Russian submarine prowling off the coast of Stockholm. What’s Vladimir Putin up to?

Erik Brattberg |

Report

Note to World: Alleged Oil Shock Isn't All That Shocking

Oil prices have fallen sharply. But that doesn't mean that oil is cheap -- and it doesn't spell doom for everybody.

Keith Johnson |

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 |

Argument

Advice for the Ice King

5 recommendations for America's new Arctic ambassador.

James Stavridis |

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 |

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 |

Report

Hammered by the West, Putin Turns East

Russia and China are close to another mammoth natural gas deal that could reshape the world's energy map.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

A Premature Party for Poroshenko

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

Leon Aron |