With Alexei Navalny locked up in prison, it’s up to his Jewish right-hand man Leonid Volkov to keep Russia’s fractious opposition moving forward
Turkey’s authoritarian president poses an active danger to Western interests. He must be contained.
The Russian president and Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar write letters to the Jews of Russia
With his regime’s survival threatened by mass protests, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gives up on trying to balance East and West
Yevgenia Albats was called ‘kikeface’ as a kid in the Soviet Union and went on to become an intrepid reporter in Moscow. Visiting the U.S. recently, she spoke with Tablet about the state of Russian politics and what it’s like for Jews there today.
At the Yalta European Strategy conference, an inscrutable spectacle
How Russian aggression decimated Jewish life in eastern Ukraine
From the Pilgrim founders to Donald Trump, ‘a belief in the exceptional role of an American nation’
And why Trump’s military pullout represents not a new direction in foreign affairs but a coarse coda to a decade of institutional error
Days after a Russian naval vessel rammed a Ukrainian ship and detained the sailors onboard
Kiev’s city council passed the measure after a long campaign to honor Boris Nemtsov, a staunch supporter of Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution
It’s been a long strange trip for the anti-Communist cold warrior turned pro-Putin congressman
The idea of a new status quo in which Iran entrenches itself in Syria while Russia positions itself as an honest broker should be a strategic nightmare for Israel
Bookworm: 2018 Russia, 2008 Russia, 19th-century Russia, and America all star in the new novel by the author of ‘All the Sad Young Literary Men’
Gorbachev dismantled his country’s empire. He was either visionary or crazy. Is Donald Trump now doing the same to America’s global hegemony? If so, why?
Less than 24 hours after he was allegedly assassinated, Putin critic Arkadi Babchenko appears at a press conference to speak of a Ukrainian sting operation to catch his assailants
Another instance of historical revisionism in Putin’s Russia
Sergei Loznitsa’s dark, formalist ‘Donbass,’ set in the occupied eastern region of Ukraine, is a harrowing and sophisticated fictionalized account of the reach of Putin’s Russia
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