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Trump’s Extortion of Ukraine: A Complete Government Shakedown Article
U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin during a press conference in which he defended his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, New York City, September 25, 2019. (Getty/Bloomberg/Victor J. Blue)

Trump’s Extortion of Ukraine: A Complete Government Shakedown

While President Trump is at the center of the Ukraine controversy, the alleged extortion scheme likely implicates a host of top administration officials and advisers.

Jeremy Venook, Talia Dessel

U.S. and Russia Relations Under Trump and Putin Report
Books by President-elect Donald Trump and about him sit on a display in the Moscow House of Books in Moscow, November 14, 2016. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

U.S. and Russia Relations Under Trump and Putin

The United States will need to engage Russia, and the incoming Trump administration must determine if it will challenge Russia where necessary.

William Danvers

Ukraine’s Road to Normalcy Article
Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko pauses during a press conference in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine’s Road to Normalcy

Sunday’s presidential election is a major milestone in Ukraine’s return to normalcy, but the country is not out of the woods yet.

Cory Welt

The Crisis of Crimea and Ukraine Report

The Crisis of Crimea and Ukraine

President Barack Obama and today’s policymakers can learn much from looking at the approaches of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in times of foreign policy crises and challenge.

Rudy deLeon, Aarthi Gunasekaran

The Unfinished Response to Ukraine Article
A column of Ukrainian armored vehicles makes its way along the road between Kharkiv and Slovyansk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP/Manu Brabo)

The Unfinished Response to Ukraine

With the Ukraine crisis far from over, the United States needs to take several additional steps to bolster its response, including stronger sanctions that may need to remain in place for years.

Vikram Singh, Ken Sofer

Achieving Unity in Ukraine Article
A Ukrainian man attends a pro-Ukrainian demonstration in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP/Manu Brabo)

Achieving Unity in Ukraine

The agreement reached in Geneva to de-escalate hostilities in Ukraine may or may not succeed, but the best opportunity for lasting peace rests in Kiev’s commitment to inclusive and transparent constitutional reform.

Cory Welt

Why IMF Reforms Matter for American Leadership on the Global Stage Article
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP/Jose Luis Magana)

Why IMF Reforms Matter for American Leadership on the Global Stage

Reforming the IMF strengthens a U.S.-led international institution that promotes economic growth and stability and reduces the effects of global crises, without increasing U.S. financial commitments. Congress missed a recent opportunity to ratify these reforms, but it can still act.

Molly Elgin-Cossart

The First Time Putin Tried to Invade a Foreign Country Report
President Vladimir Putin answers journalists' questions on the current situation in Ukraine at the Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

The First Time Putin Tried to Invade a Foreign Country

During the Kosovo war in 1999, Vladimir Putin, who was the Russian national security advisor at the time, backed a dangerous plan that almost led to NATO exchanging fire with Russian troops. Here’s what Putin learned from the incident, and what the West probably should have.

John Norris

Concrete Steps to Address the Crisis in Ukraine Report
An opposition supporter holds a Ukrainian flag in the center of Kiev's Independence Square. (AP/Emilio Morenatti)

Concrete Steps to Address the Crisis in Ukraine

The United States possesses key economic and diplomatic tools to support international law and impose a cost on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

Ken Sofer

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