Ukraine’s Funny New First Lady Is Dead Serious
NOT SO FUNNY
Is He Kidding? The Comic Who Would Be President of Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy, star of a sitcom, is on track to become president of the country at the epicenter of the New Cold War.
Ukraine’s Elections Suffer From a Manafort Hangover
People are so sick of the kind of politics Manafort played in Ukraine, they've made actor-comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, a fresh face, the leading contender for president.
While Putin Hardens His Line in Ukraine, Trump Goes Squishy
A report from the front lines in eastern Ukraine and in Washington D.C.
EYEBALL TO EYEBALL
Throwing the Ukraine War in Putin’s Face
During the Russian president’s long press conference, a Ukrainian journalist confronted him directly about fears of a major war.
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.