Biden Broke With Putin Over Threat to Big Chicken
INSIDE ‘THE COMPANY’
Russia’s Mercenaries Are Now in Libya. Good Luck With That.
In emails revealing Moscow’s efforts to groom incompetent aspiring leaders of the oil-rich war-torn country, the cynicism would be almost laughable, but the carnage is continuous.
Pussy Riot’s Nadya on Moscow Arrest: ‘The Country Is Ours’
On Sept. 7, Nadya Tolokonnikova and 15 other members of the Russian punk rock/art collective Pussy Riot were detained by Moscow police. Here is their side of the story.
CLOAK AND DAGGER
What to Expect When You’re Defecting
What do you find when you visit the home of a possible Russian defector? Hypervigilant security men in an SUV, two very large dogs, and confused neighbors.
Top Dem Think Tank Scraps Talk of Killing Russia Project
“People were looking for other jobs,” said one source familiar with the discussions. “And people on the project thought it was going to end.”
LUMP IN THE STOCKING
McConnell Nixed Money for Miners, Okayed Cash for Russians
The Senate majority leader worked to keep money out of Kentucky coal miners’ hands—even as he maneuvered to steer federal cash to an aluminum plant connected to a Putin ally.
Trump Raids Funds Meant to Deter Russia to Pay For His Wall
National security experts believe it could be a gut punch to U.S. diplomatic and security interests in a part of the world that’s been a sore spot for the president: Europe.
GLIMMER OF HOPE
Russia and Ukraine Swap Prisoners in a Victory for Diplomacy
The two politicians, one a former KGB officer, another a former comedian, managed to keep their promises to each other and swap 70 prisoners.