Brittney Griner
WASHINGTON December 8, 2022
Behind the scenes, the White House has alternated between pessimism and fury over Russia’s bad-faith negotiations, which is just how the Kremlin likes it. In the end, Biden had to settle for what he could get: a partial political victory.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
WASHINGTON December 6, 2022
The West’s blunt new economic policy, designed to starve the Russian petrostate of its lifeblood, could be the end of the global oil market as we know it. The battle of wills is just beginning.
WASHINGTON November 29, 2022
Munitions are running low on both sides of the Ukraine conflict as military suppliers race to keep pace with Russia’s furious, WWI-like shelling. The artillery-heavy strategy is forcing the Pentagon to rethink its very notion of modern war.
Mark Milley
WASHINGTON November 22, 2022
Strategic differences between the Pentagon and the White House over the war in Ukraine illuminate the paradox of its endgame: How do you negotiate a peace that neither side can afford to win?
President Vladimir
WASHINGTON November 15, 2022
If there had been hope in Washington that the capture of Kherson would allow the Ukrainians to return to the negotiating table from a position of strength, that seems unrealistic now. From the Ukrainian vantage point, after all, what would they have to gain, when they still have so much to lose?
Ksenia Sobchak
WASHINGTON November 8, 2022
The curious case of Ksenia Sobchak illustrates a profound truth about modern Russia, a society where Moscow’s elite are always playing a game of musical chairs for favor, status, wealth, and their very survival. In the context of an imperial war gone terribly wrong, the stakes have never been higher.
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
WASHINGTON November 1, 2022
A bracing conversation with Robert Draper, the “Weapons of Mass Delusion” author and longtime Trumpworld chronicler, about the rise of the far right, McCarthy’s next moves, and the dawn of the M.T.G. era.
WASHINGTON October 25, 2022
An illuminating conversation with Jason Rezaian, the Iranian-American journalist and former hostage of the Rouhani regime, about the hijab revolution, the response in Bidenworld, and the deepening alliance between Tehran and the Kremlin.
Vladimir Putin
WASHINGTON October 18, 2022
Russia, which sees itself as an unjustly deposed military superpower reclaiming its rightful place on the world stage, views Iran as a small regional power that can be used as it sees fit. Ironic, then, that Russia has turned to a junior partner for basic weapons as it runs out of its own.
Vladimir Putin
WASHINGTON October 11, 2022
The strategic and psychological impact of the latest dark turn in Russia’s war on Ukraine.
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