The Threat Within NATO
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The Threat Within NATO

Speaking days before an election most observers thought him sure to win, a long-serving Eurasian strongman railed against human rights, malevolent western powers, and rapacious “international speculators.” If delivered a fourth term in office, he vowed, vengeance against enemies of the state would be swift. His ruling party would achieve …
The Atlantic Daily: Bringing Illumination
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The Atlantic Daily: Bringing Illumination

What We’re FollowingWashington vs. Moscow: The Trump administration announced new sanctions on Russian officials, oligarchs, and their companies that strike closer than ever to President Vladimir Putin—and bring Russian-U.S. relations close to what Krishnadev Calamur calls “a state of open hostility.” And Sam Patten, a Republican operative with ties to …
Radio Atlantic: Trumpocracy
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Radio Atlantic: Trumpocracy

“Trump gambled that Americans resent each other’s differences more than they cherish their shared democracy. So far that gamble has paid off,” writes David Frum in his new book Trumpocracy. Along with The Atlantic’s global editor Kathy Gilsinan, David joins to explain how President Trump has undermined our most important …
A Suspected Russian Spy, With Curious Ties to Washington
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A Suspected Russian Spy, With Curious Ties to Washington

A longtime Republican operative with ties to the controversial data firm hired by President Donald Trump’s campaign team also has a nearly two-decade-long friendship and business relationship with a suspected Russian intelligence agent, Konstantin Kilimnik, who has landed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs.The Washington-based operative, Sam Patten, would not …