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June 4, 2020

The U.S. is losing ground in the global effort to promote democratic ideals

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When the First Amendment rights of peaceful protesters are violated, China is handed fresh arguments for "whataboutism."

May 20, 2020

The pandemic shows that Putin is not a strong leader

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The coronavirus has exposed the fundamental weakness of the Russian state.

April 15, 2020

We need to start preparing for the November election — now

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Never in our lifetimes has American democracy been so imperiled.

March 26, 2020

It’s imperative for the U.S. and China to work together on the coronavirus pandemic

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We can't let great power competition get in the way of fighting covid-19.

February 21, 2020

Thanks for defending democracy, Mike Pompeo. So when will Trump change his policies?

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The secretary of state works for an administration that doesn't seem to share his convictions.

January 13, 2020

Be prepared to fight a dangerous new wave of disinformation during the Senate trial

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Debasing the truth weakens democracy.

December 12, 2019

Here’s how Trump can get a win with Russia — and actually help all Americans

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Keeping the existing limits on nuclear weapons is a good idea.

November 15, 2019

Here’s how Russia will attack the 2020 election. We’re still not ready.

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Traditional and social media organizations must both prepare for an onslaught of Russian disinformation.

October 30, 2019

Alexander Vindman should be celebrated, not smeared

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Our political discourse has reached a pathetic new low.

October 18, 2019

The Trump-Ukraine scandal proves we need to clean up U.S. diplomacy

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We should appoint diplomats for their qualifications, not their pocketbooks

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