Matthew Kupfer

News 9 months ago

Mutually Assured Distraction

Mutually Assured Distraction

News 9 months ago

Russia has proposed a “road map” amid growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Spoiler: It’s not going to work.

News 9 months ago

How the European Court Undermined Russia's Gay Propaganda Law

How the European Court Undermined Russia's Gay Propaganda Law

News 9 months ago

European Court of Human Rights ruled against the infamous gay propaganda law, sending a bold sign to Russia is on the wrong side of history.

City 10 months ago

After 'Hurricane,' Muscovites Ask Why They Weren't Warned

After 'Hurricane,' Muscovites Ask Why They Weren't Warned

City 10 months ago

A fatal storm that swept Moscow caught residents off guard. Now they want to know why they weren't warned.

News 10 months ago

Hot Air, Cold War: How Russia Spooks Its Arctic Neighbors

Hot Air, Cold War: How Russia Spooks Its Arctic Neighbors

News 10 months ago

Russia’s military build-up in the Arctic has polar countries on edge. But don’t worry — bullets aren’t flying yet.

Business 10 months ago

For Russia, Oil Pact Extension Falls Short of a Home Run

For Russia, Oil Pact Extension Falls Short of a Home Run

Business 10 months ago

Russia wants to extend oil production restrictions to drive up prices. In reality, it has few other choices.

News 11 months ago

Russia Turns to Old Security Toolbox for World Cup

Russia Turns to Old Security Toolbox for World Cup

News 11 months ago

A new order by Putin calls for increased searches, stricter residency rules and restrictions on protest before, during, and after two major sporting events.

News 11 months ago

After Metro Bombing, Russia Confronts New Terror Challenges

After Metro Bombing, Russia Confronts New Terror Challenges

News 11 months ago

The threats facing Russia may be diversifying. Can security services keep up?

News 11 months ago

Someone Is Blinding Russian Opposition Activists With Chemicals

Someone Is Blinding Russian Opposition Activists With Chemicals

News 11 months ago

A caustic green antiseptic has recently become the preferred weapon against Russia's opposition. But the latest incidents suggest attackers are moving onto harsher chemicals.

News 11 months ago

Why Putin is Getting Nervous About His Chechen Proxy

Why Putin is Getting Nervous About His Chechen Proxy

News 11 months ago

Putin's latest meeting with Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov will be interpreted as a show of support. But many believe Moscow’s patience for its Chechen proxy is waning.

News 1 year ago

After Metro Blast, Racial Profiling Is on the Rise in Russia

After Metro Blast, Racial Profiling Is on the Rise in Russia

News 1 year ago

The St. Petersburg terror attack is drawing attention to a long-standing problem in Russia: racial profiling