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How America Helped Make Vladimir Putin Dictator for Life

Did the U.S. choose to ignore the source of 1999 bombings that propelled the security-agency bureaucrat to the top post he has never relinquished?

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Louise Mensch’s New Conspiracy: It Wasn’t the Russians; It Was the Jews

Everyone’s favorite Twitter lunatic believes Bibi, the Mossad, and Chabad helped Russia steal the election for Donald Trump

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News-For-Hire Scandal Deepens: ‘Fusion GPS’ Sleazy Venezuela Links Shed New Light on Trump Dossier

News of the News: an oppo-research-for-hire outfit of former reporters tries to seed stories in the American press for global clients

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Fusion GPS Illuminates the Brave New World of Manufactured News for Hire

News of the News: How the new sausage gets made

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The Watergate Comparison

Why Trump is no Nixon, and why this political scandal is so much worse than that one

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The ‘Trump Dossier,’ or How Russia Helped America Break Itself

Getting Trump elected was not Putin’s goal. The Kremlin just wanted to sow discord and delegitimize the United States’ democratic institutions. Mission accomplished?

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America’s Descent Into Middle Eastern-Style Conspiracy-Theory Madness

How the once-sturdy institutions of our democracy—the press, the intelligence community, political parties—have been used to legitimize a conspiracy theory, and why those theories are so hard to disprove

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Breaking Manafort Scandals Reveal the Rot at the Heart of the Trump Campaign; Russia Wins

Rival Ukrainian government factions also have their reasons for dropping dirt on the former campaign manager and consultant to the underbelly of world governance

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Russian Manipulations, Past and Present

Do Russians historically prefer Republicans to win over Democrats?

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The Counterrevolution

At the end of 50 years of modern liberal revolution, fear of an unknown new order propels authoritarian nationalists with a disheartening message to women and other beneficiaries of social progress

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A Dissident Under a Poisonous Autocracy

Vladimir Kara-Murza is in intensive care, and his wife is saying he was poisoned—again. Last year, the Russian activist sat down for an interview in Oslo to speak about Putin’s ‘monolithic regime.’

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The ‘Fake News’ Problem

Why the left is also responsible for the proliferation of inaccurate information—and why the big beneficiary is Donald Trump

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From America to Russia and Back, ‘The Patriots’ Tells Us Stories That Couldn’t Be More Current

Sana Krasikov’s ‘boldly imagined’ new novel sees Russia as a place where it is impossible to keep your hands clean

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What Obama Owes Putin—and Why Donald Trump Is Left Holding the Bag

Broader aims on Middle East realignment led the outgoing president’s efforts at two-track diplomacy. One track was misdirection. The other handed the region to Russia and Iran.

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Kompromat vs. Maskirovka

Whether Putin has compromising material on Trump or not, he has already succeeded in compromising America’s political culture

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Anti-Russia

Liberty and servitude in the new philo-czarist age

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Wise Up

How American Jews are wooed with meaningless gestures

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Obama Tries to Pin His Syria Policy on Trump

But the current humanitarian and geopolitical disaster under Assad is the result of specific decisions in the last six years

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Edward Snowden: Very Little Brother

Fear the digitally-skillful bullies who happen to disagree with you. They represent the tyranny of the weak.

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Obama’s Syria Policy Isn’t a ‘Mistake.’ It’s Deliberate.

How the Iran deal explains the administration’s inaction in Syria

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Will Donald Trump’s Data-Analytics Company Allow Russia to Access Research on U.S. Citizens?

Tracing the suspicious-looking, and messy, ties between a Ukrainian oligarch, an elections-information firm, and the GOP candidate’s former campaign manager

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Why Bibi’s Visits to Moscow Mean Bad News for Israel

The geopolitics that links Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and the Jewish State

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Why Israel and Russia’s Relationship Continues to Warm

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited Moscow this week, where he met with Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria and receive a once-captured IDF tank

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What the United States Is Really Doing in Syria

Tag-teaming with Russia and dumping regional allies and NATO, the White House tells the rest of the world to go take a hike

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Is the U.S. Supporting Mass Extermination In Syria?

In a small border town on the way to Europe, Syrian refugees tell stories that the world is determined not to hear

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Putin to European Jews: Come to Mother Russia!

When members of the European Jewish Congress shared their concerns about heightened anti-Semitism at home, the Russian president invited them to ‘return’

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Understanding Syria: Whose Side Are We on, Anyway?

It helps to look at this map

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The Middle East Has Fractured. Is Europe Next? A Tablet Roundtable Discussion.

Elliott Abrams, Paul Berman, Robert Blecher, Hanin Ghaddar, Edward Luttwak, Lee Smith, Nathan Thrall, and Robert F. Worth on Syria and Iran, Hezbollah and the Islamic State, France and Russia, Obama and Netanyahu, Jihad and Cold War, and the future of the West

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The Death of Glucksmann

Remembering the French intellectual, a man of influential ideas

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