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Amy Mackinnon

Foreign Policy

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Past articles by Amy:

An End to the War Doesn’t Mean the End of Putin

Russia may well emerge from the war poor, belligerent, and with President Vladimir Putin still in power. → Read More

Austria’s About to Give Russia a Soapbox at the OSCE

Vienna will allow sanctioned Russian parliamentarians to attend the next big security meeting on the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

John Bolton on Republicans' Isolationism

John Bolton was once the enfant terrible of the Republican Party. Is he now its conscience? → Read More

What’s Going to Be in Biden’s Inbox in 2023

Russia, Ukraine, China, and nukes: Here are the biggest foreign-policy challenges facing the U.S. next year. → Read More

Whatever Happened to Russia’s Vaunted Cyberoffensive?

The war in Ukraine is more about artillery shells than cyberexploits—for now. → Read More

‘General Frost’ Will Be Fighting for Both Sides in Ukraine

Winter may slow down Ukraine’s advances, but Kyiv is better prepared than Russia’s ragtag forces. → Read More

Can Rishi Sunak Unite Britain?

Two experts on the historic challenges confronting Britain's new leader. → Read More

Kyiv Is Hoping the Republican Party’s Better Angels Prevail in the U.S. Midterms

A small but vocal minority of pro-Trump Republicans are openly questioning U.S. support for Ukraine. → Read More

Biden’s White House Finally Unveils Its National Security Strategy

Check Russia, fend off China, boost the middle class—the paper has everything, including some tensions. → Read More

LGBTQ Russians Were Putin’s First Target in His War on the West

In Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mind, the war in Ukraine and his decadelong assault on LGBTQ rights are two sides of the same coin. → Read More

‘Putin’s Chef’ Steps Out of the Shadows

Yevgeny Prigozhin wants to ride the Wagner Group to greater glory. → Read More

Elise Stefanik Is Most Likely to Succeed

A young woman once hailed as the future of the Republican Party embraces Trumpism to stay that way. → Read More

Why the U.K. Economy Is Taking a Pounding

The markets have already given their no-confidence vote on Liz Truss. → Read More

Will They Fight? Washington Wants to Know.

The United States thought Afghans would fight and Ukrainians would fold. Reality is forcing a reassessment. → Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Use Conditioner After a Nuclear Attack

Individuals can only do so much if the worst happens—but the government’s response is a mystery by design. → Read More

Russia’s Dreams of a Red Sea Naval Base Are Scuttled—for Now

U.S. intelligence believes Sudan has rebuffed Moscow’s hopes of establishing its first naval base in Africa. → Read More

Congress Seeks to Declare Putin’s War Genocide

A bipartisan resolution will underscore that Russian war crimes in Ukraine have constituted a genocide. → Read More

Ukraine Still Wants Heavy Metal

Kyiv remains frustrated with Western arms deliveries, despite a surge of support. → Read More

Finland Is Set for NATO—if Turkey Plays Ball

Turkey’s objections to new NATO members are a speed bump, not a roadblock, says Finnish Foreign Minister. → Read More

Ukraine’s Other Front Line

Russia has flailed on the battlefield. But the damage inflicted on Ukraine’s economy could prove existential without Western support. → Read More