Can Volodymyr Zelensky Bring Peace to Eastern Ukraine?

June 18, 2020

Six years ago, a political crisis in Ukraine turned into an armed confrontation. Separatists came to power in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine, declared their unwillingness to forge closer ties with the European Union and proclaimed the independence of these territories. In April...

When Trump Calls World Leaders

November 13, 2019

The Washington Nationals won the World Series, suggesting that anything is possible. More importantly, the Nationals’ unlikely path to victory showed that if you have a cohesive team that pushes through the rough spots together, that has some stud players who lead by example, and that plays...

Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine

November 11, 2019

In fantasy sports, participants draft their own dream teams out of the rosters of existing players. That’s what Donald Trump has done with Ukraine. He and his advisers have created a fantasy team involving a number of key players, including the Ukrainian president, the former US ambassador...

Zelensky and Trump Share a Hyperreal Friendship

September 26, 2019

Reacting to the latest scandal, which seems to have convinced some hitherto hesitant members of Congress to launch impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump, the White House chose to publish its account of what Democrats have implied as an incriminating telephone conversation....