President Donald Trump, his opponents in the United States, and his critics in Europe have found common cause: opposing the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would transport Russian natural gas to Germany. All sides are in rare agreement, but they are all misguided in their own ways.
U.S. foreign policy toward Russia is stuck in a seemingly endless pattern of doing the same thing over and over again with an unsatisfactory result, but expecting a different outcome each time.
The Wagner Group’s activity in the Central African Republic reveals how Russia has grown its influence in Africa, even in regions where Western countries traditionally have wielded considerable influence.
Russian critics of the West should ask themselves what it will be like if China supplants the West as the global rule-maker.
Beyond the uproar over President Trump’s comments about Russian election meddling, what are the global policy implications of his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin?
Talking is good when it comes to managing relations between the United States and Russia. But the goal should be to put guard rails on what may be a competitive relationship and managing it effectively.
Repercussions of the Helsinki summit are still being felt in Washington and beyond. President Trump has maintained that U.S.-Russia relations need to improve both for the benefit of the U.S. and for global stability. Are better relations realistically possible?
President Trump’s remarks casting doubt on the accuracy of the U.S. intelligence communities could have long-lasting ramifications.
Never before has a U.S. president so willfully catered to an American adversary and so effortlessly sacrificed American values and interests as the entire world watched.
President Trump’s performance at his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin could scarcely have been more favorable to Putin or more threatening to the security of U.S. democracy.