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Robbie Gramer

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Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Robbie:

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

So You Want to Buy an Ambassadorship

The United States is the only Western government that routinely rewards mega-donors with top diplomatic posts. → Read More

U.S. Ambassador Vacancies Undermine American Interests Abroad

From India to Saudi Arabia, vacant ambassador posts have been undermining Washington’s ties with some two dozen countries. → 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

Russia-Ukraine War: U.S. Nearly Doubles Approved Arms Sales to NATO Allies

Proposed U.S. arms sales to NATO almost doubled this past year as Russia’s aggression spooked the continent. → Read More

How an Unusual Coalition Outfoxed China and Russia at the U.N.

The United Nations, thanks to a clever procedural revolt by small countries, is finally moving to close one of its last gaps on international law. → Read More

Europe Is Slowly Siding With U.S. China Hawks

With the Ukraine war as a wake-up call, Europe is gradually coming to grips with the China threat. → Read More

U.S.-Africa Summit: U.S. Hosts Chad Leader After Bloody Crackdown

U.S. officials hatched a plan to smuggle Chad’s pro-democracy leader to safety—while Washington planned to fete his tormentor. → Read More

EU’s Vestager: Brussels Is Shedding Its Friendly Stance on Beijing

Margrethe Vestager speaks on Europe waking up to a systemic rivalry with China and how to avert a trade war with Washington. → Read More

The Battle to Save the Amazon Goes Beyond Bolsonaro, Lula

The battle to save the Amazon goes beyond Brazil. → Read More

In Russia-Ukraine War, Turkey Emerges as Geopolitical Wild Card

Erdogan is trying to strike a balance of being pro-Ukraine but not anti-Russia. → Read More

Can the State Department Finally Overcome It's 'Pale, Male, Yale' Reputation?

From a cork-walled office at the U.S. State Department, diversity chief Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley reveals her plan to vanquish the oldest boys club. → Read More

OPEC to Cut Oil Production, Dealing a Blow to Biden

But it’s business, not personal: A looming global recession threatens oil demand. → Read More

The Baltics Hunker Down for the Long Game Against Russia

The Kremlin is down but not out in Ukraine, and the Baltic states want to make sure they’re not next. → Read More

Venezuela’s Forgotten Refugee Crisis Rivals Ukraine’s

International funding for refugees falls short despite a new spike in Venezuelans fleeing their country. → Read More

'We Know How It Feels': For the Finnish Ambassador, Russia's War in Ukraine Is Personal

Finland’s envoy to Washington once shared a sauna with the Russian president. Here’s what he thinks the West got wrong about Vladimir Putin. → Read More

Ukraine’s Breadbasket Is (Almost) Open for Business Again

But the devil is in the details, including how ships can navigate offshore minefields and Russia’s shifting will. → 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

Ukraine Still Wants Heavy Metal

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

The Last Days of the Afghan Embassy

The Biden administration shut down a touchpoint for thousands of refugees from Afghanistan—and left its diplomats in agonizing limbo. → Read More