Reid Standish, Foreign Policy

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Past articles by Reid:

Putin Prods Russian Parliament to Make Him President for Life

A series of choreographed moves have set the stage for him to potentially rule until at least 2036. → Read More

Putin Opponent to Protest Against Changes to the Russian Constitution

Putin’s critics hope to turn an annual gathering for Boris Nemtsov into a protest against changes to the constitution. → Read More

Pompeo Visits Ukraine Amid Impeachment Storm in Washington

Hobbled by the impeachment trial, the U.S. secretary of state faces the tricky task of explaining a Trump administration policy that has often looked two-faced. → Read More

Who Is Russia's New Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin?

How an obscure taxman just became Putin’s No. 2. → Read More

China’s Central Asian Plans Are Unnerving Moscow

On the Kazakh border, a new city grows. → Read More

Russia Tries to Regain Old Soviet Influence in Africa

Amid Moscow’s maneuvering in the Middle East, Putin’s campaign to renew old Soviet ties and build influence in Africa has taken off. → Read More

European Concerns Over China's Economic Power Hold Up a Project to Build the World's Longest Undersea Rail Tunnel Under the Baltic Sea

A Chinese-financed project to connect the Estonian and Finnish capitals has hit a snag as Europe ponders how to deal with Beijing’s economic heft. → Read More

How a D.C. News Site Amplified Dubious Ukraine Claims

Inside the story of how the Hill became part of the Trump whistleblower scandal. → Read More

Understanding the Trump Ukraine Call

An annotation of one of the most controversial and complicated moments of the Trump presidency. → Read More

There’s a New Player Leading the Kremlin’s Moves Abroad: the Russian Army

Investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov talks about why the Kremlin’s brazen actions on foreign soil are about what’s going on back in Russia. → Read More

Russians Begin to Consider Life Without Putin

After a summer of discontent, a series of elections in Russia opens up a new chapter in its political history. → Read More

Weekend at Berdi’s

The president of Turkmenistan is probably alive. But as with so much else in the country, it’s hard to tell. → Read More

Nazarbayev Is Giving Up Presidency, Not Power, in Kazakhstan

The long-time autocrat's shock resignation kicks off an opaque succession process. → Read More

Astana Tries to Silence China Critics

Head of watchdog organization detained for work on Xinjiang camps. → Read More

U.S. Cancels Journalist’s Award Over Her Criticism of Trump

Jessikka Aro was to receive a “Women of Courage” prize. Then officials read her Twitter feed. → Read More

Kazakhs Won’t Be Silenced on China’s Internment Camps

Activists are speaking out for those imprisoned in Xinjiang—even if their own government doesn’t like it. → Read More

China’s expanding war on Islam: Now they’re coming for the Kazakhs.

It’s not just Uighurs. The ‘model Muslims’ across the border are swept up in the crackdown. → Read More

‘House of Cards’ is credible. Just ask the Russians, Chinese and Iranians.

A cynical drama about conniving politicians acted as a poisonous piece of soft power → Read More

A New Cold Front in Russia’s Information War

As NATO’s footprint grows in Norway, Moscow may be using an espionage case to inflame the country’s internal divisions. → Read More

Trump has a chance to open up one of the world’s most repressive countries

How the president could get a win for America in Central Asia → Read More