United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Viktor Yushchenko, Paul Manafort

The American Lobbyist Who Undermined a Democracy

Reading Time: 8 minutes Recent developments in a Ukraine courtroom have shed new light on US special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Prosecutors in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev have filed a court motion against Viktor Yanukovych, a Ukrainian politician closely allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yanukovych is also the subject of two criminal cases filed against Paul Manafort, Read More

Is Jeb Bush speaking for Obama? Or is Obama speaking for Jeb Bush? 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jeb Bush and President Obama are both in Germany this weekend. Unsurprisingly, they both spoke about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Surprisingly, they both sounded a lot alike. What Jeb said: “There are things that we could do given the scale of our military to send a strong signal that we’re on the side of Poland, Read More

Ukraine Crisis Sends NATO Back to the Cold War

Reading Time: 7 minutes Thanks to Ukraine, NATO is back in a familiar Cold-War posture—warning against Russian belligerence and pushing for more defense spending to deter it. As the alliance’s leaders meet at a summit in Wales, plans under discussion to push NATO defenses closer to Russia could create the consequences they’re designed to avert.

Does the Ukrainian Crisis Revolve Around This Pipeline?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Ukraine crisis has given the U.S. another front to fight its war for global energy dominance with Russia. Here’s the story of the pipeline at the heart of the Moscow-Washington battle to sell oil and gas to one of the world’s biggest consumers: Europe.

Ukraine’s Disinformation Battle: Little Green Men, Hamsters and the Fog of War

Reading Time: 4 minutes Disinformation is thick over Ukraine now, providing a 21st Century version of the Cold War propaganda battle between Russia and the U.S. Here, we take a look at a cycle of obfuscation we’ve seen plenty of times before, and the risks it brings to the heart of Europe.