Ideas

Trump's Real Offense Was Outsourcing American Diplomacy

Allowing Rudy Giuliani to handle U.S. diplomacy was a constitutional violation—one whose gravity Republicans might see if they weren’t so busy making excuses for the president.

Policy

'That’s When I Became A Sniper': Ukraine’s Women Vets Describe Their War

As the war in Ukraine smolders on, we sat down with women veterans who recount their experiences fighting to defend their country, and each other.

Ideas

It Was a Corrupt Quid Pro Quo

Not only did the president hold up aid to Ukraine; he made its release contingent on a statement advancing his own political interests.

Ideas

What It’s Like to Deal With US Foreign Policy in the Trump Era

The administration’s shadow foreign policy sees the light of day.

Ideas

Donald Trump Looks More and More Like Oliver North

Iran-Contra was also about a foreign policy run from inside the White House and outside the law.

Policy

Pentagon’s Top Lawyer to Review All Ukraine-Aid Documents

But a DoD spokesman still won’t say when the department was told about the aid freeze at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

Policy

Allies Defend Kurt Volker, Diplomat Caught Up in Ukrainegate

Former officials say that the characterization of Volker that has emerged in some press reports is untrue.

Ideas

Giuliani: ‘You Should Be Happy for Your Country That I Uncovered This’

As other Trump allies turn on him, President Trump’s personal attorney shouts down questions about his role in the Ukraine scandal.

Threats

Pentagon Caught In The Middle Of Trump's Ukraine Scandal

Some presidential allies want to hang the security-aid freeze on the Defense Department. There’s no evidence for that.

Science & Tech

Favor #2: Trump Also Asked Ukraine to Revive a Hillary Conspiracy Theory

By mentioning Crowdstrike in the phone call, the U.S. president was trying to get Russia off the hook for the 2016 email hacks.

Ideas

Trump’s Incriminating Conversation With the Ukrainian President

The White House said a transcript of the call would be exculpatory—but the summary it released only adds to the problems facing Trump.

Ideas

Why America Needs Ukraine

Trump’s push to get Ukraine’s new president to do his political bidding threatens to undermine a key U.S. partnership in countering Russia.

Policy

Trump Will Release Suspended Military Aid to Ukraine, Lawmaker Says

Money to help Ukraine fight a war against Russia has sparked a political battle in D.C.

Ideas

Ukraine’s Election Is an All-Out Disinformation Battle

Ahead of the presidential election, the campaigns themselves have become combatants in the information war. That’s exactly what Russia wants.

Science & Tech

Ukraine Is Buying New Combat Drones…From Turkey

The skies over Eastern Ukraine are becoming more crowded as Kiev looks to Ankara for weapons.

Science & Tech

Russia Launched Cyber Attacks Against Ukraine Before Ship Seizures, Firm Says

Researchers claim to have uncovered Russian cyber attacks aimed at the Ukrainian military and government before and during the Sea of Azov captures.

Ideas

Ep. 30: Crisis in the Sea of Azov; Space Force!?; Nuclear anthropology and American folklore

Welcome to our podcast about the news, strategy, tech, and business trends defining the future of national security.

Threats

Ukraine: Intercepted Communications Suggest Kremlin Directed Azov Sea Crisis

An audiotape released by Kyiv appears to back up their version of events. One former U.S. military commander says there’s no doubt.

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