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WASHINGTON • December 31, 2021
Putin’s Talk Therapy
U.S. to Status-Craving Russian Villain: Please Don’t Invade Ukraine, Let’s Talk It Out!
WASHINGTON • December 28, 2021
Media’s Trump Hangover and the Kamala Conundrum
Year-end reflections on the political-media industrial complex, Biden’s health secret, Harris’s 2024 odds, and Putin’s next move.
WASHINGTON • December 21, 2021
Inside the Manchin Gossip Swirl
Washington is awash with rumors that Manchin and the Democrats—the swamp’s version of Bennifer—are on the verge of a break-up. Here’s what’s really happening.
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WASHINGTON • December 17, 2021
Putin’s Post-Trump Tantrum
Without a friend in Washington, Russia’s president returns to his usual methods—and threats of violence—to put NATO off balance.
WASHINGTON • December 9, 2021
Putin’s D.C. Masterplan
Now that Biden is president, Putin seems to want to make sure that his point of view and priorities are considered, too; that he is seen as an equal and as someone to be reckoned with. To do that, he has imposed himself on the news cycle—and into the White House’s priorities, with plenty of tricks up his sleeve.
WASHINGTON • December 6, 2021
Putin’s “Nightmare” Threat to Europe
Ironically, the greatest risk to Russia stems from Putin’s own paranoid fantasies. But the danger of military escalation over Ukraine is all too real.