House Approves $61 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

A win for the good guys and a loss for Trump and Putin.

Frozen Russian Assets to Fund Ukraine War

It’s about time.

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Ukraine Losing and Growing Demoralized

While the West dithers, Russia is doubling down.

Islamic State Attacks Moscow Concert Venue

Putin ignored warnings from US intelligence.

Putin Wins Again!

He’s on a winning streak not seen since Stalin.

Biden Delivers ‘Fiery’ Campaign Speech

The state of the union is apparently fiery.

Trump Would Encourage Russia to Attack NATO Members Who Don’t Pay Up

Yet more evidence the man is unfit to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

Stopping Deepfake Porn

A growing scourge may be next to impossible to stop.

A Bad Year For The West?

The BBC’s security correspondent thinks so.

Trump Doubles Down on Fascism

The Republican frontrunner continues to use Hitler’s language, praise dictators, and lionize traitors.

Mike Johnson is Very Religious

His critics are focused on the wrong problem.

A Foreign Policy Election?

A competent leader versus a lunatic would seem an easy choice. Alas.

Ukraine Taking The War to Russia

The tables have turned.

Breaking the Ukraine Stalemate

Will taking the war to Moscow change Putin’s calculus?

Trump Meets The Press

It turns out, he wasn’t all that truthful.

First Republican Debate of 2024 Season

Vivek Ramaswamy’s national coming out party was, well, interesting.

How Does This War End?

Russian war crimes have made a diplomatic settlement next to impossible.

But What About Trump?

Must every topic be viewed through that lens?

Russia Insurrection Updates

One question answered. Another raised.

Russia’s Short-Lived Insurrection

Well, that de-escalated quickly.

Wagner Mercenaries in Rebellion

A stupid move by a crackpot? Or a turning point?

This is What War Crimes Look Like

The leveling of Bakhmut is the latest Russian atrocity.

Putin’s Failed Gambit

He’s turned Russia from a G-8 member to an international pariah.

Zelensky Privately Wants to Attack Russia Targets

Leaked intelligence intercepts take us inside the Ukrainian war room.

Trump’s Town Hall

CNN gave the former Liar in Chief a huuuge platform.

Why the Catholic Church Sides with Putin and Orban

The Pope is siding with evil.

Russia’s Economy is Collapsing But Not Fast Enough

Sanctions and a costly war are taking their toll.

ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Putin

The Russian leader’s status as an international pariah is cemented.

Republicans Divided on Foreign Policy

As memory of the Cold War fades, so does support for American primacy.

Pentagon Opposes Helping Prosecute Russian War Crimes

A wrongheaded if longstanding position.

Most of the World Doesn’t Care About Ukraine

Many in the Global South see the war very differently than we in the West.

Russia-Ukraine War at One Year

Putin is losing but no one is winning.

US Tells Citizens to Leave Russia (Again)

And this time, we mean it.

U. S. Sending Abrams Tanks After All

An object lesson on the challenges of alliance politics.

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Turkey Sending Banned Munitions to Ukraine

A controversial artillery round is being used effectively against Russian forces.

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Ukraine War: No End In Sight

Russia is humiliated but not defeated. Ukraine is winning but at a very high price.

US Intelligence Fomenting Overseas Protests?

A 34-year CIA officer’s thoughts.

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Press Corps Demanding Press Conference

President Biden is being pressured to face the music after the midterms.

Craziness, Disconnectedness, and a Toxic Political Climate Equals Violence

The attack at the Pelosi house should surprise no one.

Russia’s Oil Power Gone Forever?

The International Energy Agency forecast is gloomy for Putin and company.

The Depth of US Support to Ukraine

The collaboration has been even more robust than advertised.

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Russia Resorting to Brutality Because They Lack Precision Weapons

They’re hitting civilian targets partly because they can’t hit military ones.

Russia Bombing Civilian Sites Across Ukraine

Putin is committing war crimes in retaliation for an attack on a legitimate military target.

Ukraine Openly Mocking Russia

Things are not going well in the special military operation.

Putin’s Nuclear Gambit

The threat is not idle and the options for responding are not good.

Regime Change in Russia?

Can the unsustainable be sustained?

Putin’s Desperate Gambit

A phony annexation doesn’t hide that he’s badly losing his illegal war.

When Autocrats Get Desperate

Autocrats facing defeat have all kinds of counterproductive, dangerous ideas.