What Happens When Democracies Invite Russian Interference?
WAR WITHOUT END
Russian Air Raids Signal Bloody Escalation in Syria
OUT OF JAIL
The Liberation of Ivan Golunov Felt Like a Burst of Freedom
Hope faded the day after charges were dropped against the journalist, when hundreds of demonstrators were arrested.
LAW OF THE SEIZE
Putin—Like Trump—Thinks He’s Above the Law
Last week an international tribunal ordered Ukrainian sailors freed from a Moscow prison. Nothing happened. Both Putin and Trump talk as if law were something for others to obey.
Russia Deployed Trolls to Cover Up the Murder of 298 People
The same Putin-backed agency that hit the U.S. elections went into conspiracy-theory overdrive when Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine blew a Malaysian airliner out of the sky.
Is Putin’s Fascination With Genetics Eugenics in Disguise?
‘Biodefense’ is the buzzword around the Kremlin. But is that about defending the Russian bio-tech industry, or the genetic ‘purity’ of the Russian people? Or both?
MUDDYING THE WATERS
The Kremlin’s Playbook for 2020
Americans may be on to the Kremlin’s tricks now, but Putin is getting a helping hand this time around: Conservative media and even the White House are spreading disinfo for him.
The Codebreakers Who Exposed Soviet Spies–and Fed Paranoia
Schoolteachers, archeologists, linguists and mathematicians worked on the Venona project breaking unbreakable Soviet code from WWII. They were heroes. But some had deep regrets.
THE UNQUIET AMERICAN
Jailed American: Russian Investigator Threatened My Life
Many assume former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, facing 20 years in a Russian prison, was picked up to trade for a Russian in the U.S. But it's no longer clear who that might be.