Steven Pifer

Opinion 8 months ago

Russia Denies it Violates the INF Treaty. OK, Show It (Op-ed)

Russia Denies it Violates the INF Treaty. OK, Show It (Op-ed)

Opinion 8 months ago

Russia's foreign ministry spokesperson has claimed that “the 9M729 land-based cruise missile fully complies with the treaty’s requirements.”

Opinion 11 months ago

Mr. Putin: Turning Neighbor into Adversary (Op-ed)

Mr. Putin: Turning Neighbor into Adversary (Op-ed)

Opinion 11 months ago

The Kremlin's policies are locking in a generation of Ukrainians who will detest Russia

Opinion 3 years ago

Will Putin Prefer Obama's Successor?

Will Putin Prefer Obama's Successor?

Opinion 3 years ago

By all appearances, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin don't care much for each other.

Opinion 3 years ago

Kremlin Is Dissolving Ukraine's East-West Divide (Op-Ed)

Kremlin Is Dissolving Ukraine's East-West Divide (Op-Ed)

Opinion 3 years ago

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer reflects on the breakdown of the east/west divide in Ukraine.

Opinion 4 years ago

U.S. And Russia Still Share Some Common Ground

U.S. And Russia Still Share Some Common Ground

Opinion 4 years ago

While the U.S.-Russia relationship is becoming ever more adversarial, important areas remain where their interests converge, writes Steven Pifer.

Opinion 4 years ago

Putin's NATO Fears Are Groundless

Putin's NATO Fears Are Groundless

Opinion 4 years ago

Putin's fear that Ukraine will join NATO stem either from a deep misreading of the situation or is just a cynical justification for Crimea's annexation, writes Steven Pifer.

Opinion 4 years ago

Don't Junk New START

Don't Junk New START

Opinion 4 years ago

U.S. lawmakers Trent Franks and Doug Lamborn, writing on these pages, called for the U.S. to withdraw from the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. But their arguments do not stand up ...

Opinion 5 years ago

Putin's Problem of Irrelevance

Putin's Problem of Irrelevance

Opinion 5 years ago

Washington may decide that Putin has little to offer — and does not really matter — for Obama in his last three years in office.

Opinion 5 years ago

Moscow Should Stop Stonewalling on Arms Cuts

Moscow Should Stop Stonewalling on Arms Cuts

Opinion 5 years ago

The Kremlin is trying to undermine Obama's plan on further nuclear arms cuts by demanding that all global nuclear states sit down at the negotiating table.

Opinion 6 years ago

A Trial Marriage on Missile Defense

A Trial Marriage on Missile Defense

Opinion 6 years ago

During his campaign to return to the presidency, Vladimir Putin sharply criticized U.S. missile defense plans for Europe, claiming they pose a threat to Russia's strategic missiles. U.S. officials argue that Russia ...