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MOSCOW BLOG: It’s time for a new pan-European security treaty

April 9, 2021

Five years ago I wrote an op-ed calling for a new pan-European security treaty. The piece opened with these words: “We are in the middle of the worst political crisis since the end of the Cold War and there is a very real possibility of war."

MOSCOW BLOG: Putin is a killer redux

March 19, 2021

You must have been inundated with “Biden says Putin is a killer” stories by now. But I think this story is overblown: Biden just fell into a journalistic trap. He didn't say “Putin is a killer” at all.

MOSCOW BLOG: US and EU debate new sanctions on Russia but that will take some time

February 16, 2021

The European Union and new Biden administration have opened talks on the “what to do about Russia?” question and new sanctions are expected, but the question remains over what exactly can the Western allies do?

MOSCOW BLOG: Kremlin lays out new rules of the game for post-Trump relations

February 6, 2021

What just happened in Moscow? The European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell was humiliated during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as the Kremlin lays out a new hard line for relations with the West.

MOSCOW BLOG: Has Navalny started a revolution?

January 24, 2021

Russia was changed by the nationwide protests on January 23 as an estimated 100,000 people answered anti-corruption blogger and opposition activist Alexei Navalny’s call to demonstrate. But has he started a revolution?