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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.

August 4, 2020

Why Trump’s complacency about Putin is a problem — whatever his motives

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The U.S. president's actions are creating dangerous ambiguity.

July 1, 2020

Trump would do anything for Putin. No wonder he’s ignoring the Russian bounties.

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Russia’s pattern of hostility matches Trump’s pattern of accommodation.

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.