EYEBALL TO EYEBALL
Throwing the Ukraine War in Putin’s Face
Putin’s Navy Attacks Ukraine Gunboats, Hands Trump a Crisis
Each side blames the other, but as Russian warships fired on Ukraine’s gunboats in the Kerch Strait, risks of escalation were high, and Trump’s response minimal.
What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Revolution?
Mustafa Nayyem, who helped spark Ukraine's revolution five years ago, has seen the activists of Maidan pressured, isolated, and murdered. But he's playing the long game.
END OF THE RAINBOW
How Russia Drove Crimea’s LGBT Community Underground
Publicity about a young gay man tortured in Russian-annexed Crimea has focused attention on a rapidly dwindling LGBT community.
Trump’s Confusion Spells Life or Death in Ukraine
Ukraine needs desperately to know that Washington is on its side, as it's been promised in the past. Will the United States of Trump remain a reliable ally?
How That Faked Murder Exposed Russia’s Gangsters and Spies
There are still questions about whether the sting operation that ‘killed’ Arkady Babchenko really helped catch criminals. But it attracted attention to a dangerous mob connection.
Un-Dead Reporter Wanted to Catch Putin Hit Teams
A photo of Arkady Babchenko dead in a pool of blood shocked the world. But it was phony. He was working with the security service to nab terrorists. Okay. Where are they?
DEALS DEALS DEALS
Michael Cohen’s ‘Peace Plan’ Pal Speaks
After Trump’s election, all sides in Ukraine tried using his lawyer to influence the new president. The special counsel needs to know a lot more about what they were up to.