War, and the threat of war, is key to the regime’s legitimacy.
The world Ben Rhodes made.
Moving troops and holding conferences with the aim of securing a victory for Assad.
Alexei Navalny doesn’t seek to avoid prison, but to defeat Putin.
Vladimir Putin proves himself to be the regional power broker.
Confronting the West.
Problems for Putin.
The Orthodox Church and the Israeli backpacker.
Putin may be willing to allow Bashar al-Assad to reign over a failed state.
Escalation between Turkey and Syria.
To ex-KGB officers, Jews are extremely powerful.
Putin visits Yad Vashem.
A backpacker held hostage in exchange for a hacker.
The moral blindness of condemning Jerusalem for its relations with Moscow.