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January 26, 2022

Vladimir Putin does not think like we do

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Russia's leader will always feel threatened by democracies.

December 21, 2021

Putin wants us to negotiate over the heads of our allies. Washington shouldn’t fall for it.

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A return to Yalta is the last thing that the world needs now.

December 1, 2021

The best response to Russia’s threats is a closer relationship with Ukraine

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Washington can send a strong signal to Vladimir Putin by upgrading relations with Kyiv.

October 11, 2021

The Biden administration needs to up its game on public diplomacy

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Russia and China are working to shape the global media environment. Where's the U.S.?

August 23, 2021

The U.S. and Ukraine need to reboot their relationship. Here’s how they can do it.

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Biden's democracy agenda rises or falls with Ukraine.

July 21, 2021

Trying to pry Russia away from China is a fool’s errand

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The costs of allying with Russia against China are far greater than the advantages.

June 3, 2021

How we should measure the success of Biden’s summit with Putin

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'Improving relations' with Russia is not an end unto itself.

October 24, 2020

The Joe Biden most Americans don’t get to see

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My own experience with the former vice president tells me he's the right person to lead the country.

September 23, 2020

Trump’s foreign policy report card is full of failing grades

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Trump has performed poorly and doesn’t seem to care about much of the portfolio.

August 20, 2020

A Russian dissident is fighting for his life. Where is the U.S.?

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We should be supporting the forces of good. Trump just shrugs.