The U.S. has to decide whether to return to the days of realpolitik, when it held its nose to foster good relations with unsavory regimes to better confront a larger danger emanating from Russia.
Novel options include encouraging Russian military defections, fast-tracking Ukraine membership into the EU and setting up a Ukrainian government-in-exile.
Where the two most populous countries land is a key question for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his country’s economy.
The security arrangement that has prevailed in Europe since the end of the Cold War has been shattered, triggering near-term shifts in the West along with unknown longer-term consequences.
The America Talks virtual event in April will try to address the problem, with conversations that seek understanding across political divides.
America’s reluctance to engage militarily abroad, Germany’s energy dependence on Moscow and China’s growing friendship with Russia appear to encourage the Kremlin to act in Ukraine
As the president and his party seek forward momentum before the State of the Union address in March—and before voter attitudes harden ahead of midterms in the fall—conversations with Democrats suggest a series of steps they would like to see now.
Vladimir Putin may be betting the West isn’t willing to pay the economic price to prevent a Russian move on Ukraine in an increasingly interconnected world.
A year after the riot, Donald Trump remains dominant among Republicans and his election-fraud myth lives on.
The president and his fellow Democrats need to carefully pick the programs they are willing to fight for as 2021 draws to a close.
The most logical strategy is to reconstruct Build Back Better to include fewer programs and ensure that they are fully funded for the life of the bill.
As President Biden convenes a summit of democracies, a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, continuing Chinese pressure on Taiwan and the potential collapse of Iran nuclear talks represent a perilous moment for him.
The party-first mentality means that Republicans and Democrats are constantly at odds, hobbling the governing process.
There’s nearly a year to go before congressional midterms, but it isn’t too early to see what Republicans want those elections to be about.
A philosophical split within the Democratic Party is plaguing legislators’ efforts to pass the Biden agenda, and goes to the heart of problems Democrats and the president have had in winning broader public support for their plans.
A U.S. that is distracted and consumed by its own internal fights invites adventurism by adversaries, who may assume—probably wrongly—that Washington is ill-equipped to meet global challenges.
Education and public safety drove debate in the elections in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as in Minneapolis, Buffalo, Seattle and New York City.
To understand the difficulty President Biden is having enacting his agenda, keep in mind a couple of simple numbers: four and zero. Specifically, there are effectively four political parties in Washington right now. And there is zero trust among them.
The former president’s focus on his 2020 election grievance rather than themes worrying voters risks losing crucial independents and moderate Democrats in coming elections.
In a 2022 midterm election cycle full of critical races, Rep. Tim Ryan’s Ohio Senate candidacy will be a testing ground for virtually every key question Democrats face next year.