Back in the USSR

A Kremlin show trial has convicted Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and a civic activist on “terrorism” charges. Sentsov's eloquent words at his sentencing are notable.

Reversals in Burma's Democratic Reform

It’s time for the Obama administration to inform Burma’s president that good relations with the US are contingent on continued democratic reform.

Anti-Donbas Sentiment Growing in Ukraine

A year ago, the suggestion that Ukraine would be better off without the Russian-occupied bits of Luhansk and Donetsk provinces provoked cries of treason. Not anymore.

Fast Forward: US Diplomacy in an Untethered World

Despite the challenges facing US diplomacy, American values still have much to offer the world, not least the sense of a responsibility to act to make things better wherever possible.