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Julia Ioffe

Julia Ioffe is a staff writer at The Atlantic, covering politics and world affairs.

What Putin Really Wants

Russia's strongman president has many Americans convinced of his manipulative genius. He's really just a gambler who won big.


Trump's Disclosures Are Another Win for Russia

Putin has long used the pretext of counterterrorism cooperation to get what he wants from the West. It just paid off again.


Why Putin Wants a Face-to-Face Meeting with Trump

Even after a third phone call in as many months between the two leaders, the ‘bromance’ has yet to materialize.


In Syria, Russia Falls Victim to Its Own Success

Moscow’s rogue client has destroyed the country’s ability to present itself as an indispensable arbiter in the conflict.


Trump’s State Department Anxiously Awaits its Future

Shaken up and set adrift, a foreign-policy bureaucracy confronts the possibility of radical change.