Matthew Kupfer

News 6 months ago

Mutually Assured Distraction

Mutually Assured Distraction

News 6 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 6 months ago

How the European Court Undermined Russia's Gay Propaganda Law

How the European Court Undermined Russia's Gay Propaganda Law

News 6 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 7 months ago

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

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

City 7 months ago

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

News 7 months ago

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

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

News 7 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 8 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 8 months ago

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

News 8 months ago

Russia Turns to Old Security Toolbox for World Cup

Russia Turns to Old Security Toolbox for World Cup

News 8 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 8 months ago

After Metro Bombing, Russia Confronts New Terror Challenges

After Metro Bombing, Russia Confronts New Terror Challenges

News 8 months ago

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

News 8 months ago

Someone Is Blinding Russian Opposition Activists With Chemicals

Someone Is Blinding Russian Opposition Activists With Chemicals

News 8 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 8 months ago

Why Putin is Getting Nervous About His Chechen Proxy

Why Putin is Getting Nervous About His Chechen Proxy

News 8 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 9 months ago

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

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

News 9 months ago

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