Selected clips from Reid Standish.

Russia and Beyond:

  • OPEC and Russia Parry Mexico to Ink Historic Deal to Slash Oil Output in Foreign Policy 10/4/2020
  • Trump’s Promised Oil Deal Still Eludes Big Producers as Prices Dive Again in Foreign Policy 6/4/2020
  • In the Coronavirus, Putin May Have Met His Match in Foreign Policy 31/3/2020
  • Fortress Russia Begins to Show Cracks as Coronavirus Spreads in Foreign Policy 18/3/2020
  • No End in Sight to the Oil Price War Between Russia and Saudi Arabia in Foreign Policy 14/3/2020
  • Will Putin Be Russia’s President For Life? in Foreign Policy 10/3/2020
  • Russians See Weekend Rally as Litmus Test in Foreign Policy 28/2/2020
  • Putin Fires His Puppet Master in Foreign Policy 21/2/2020
  • Behind Pompeo’s Big ‘We Care’ Trip to Ukraine in Foreign Policy 29/1/2020
  • For Russia, Impeachment Can’t Be Over Soon Enough in Foreign Policy 23/1/2020
  • ‘Russia’s Political Transition Has Arrived Ahead of Schedule’ in Foreign Policy 15/1/2020
  • Putin Moves to Heighten Russia’s Role After Suleimani Killing In in Foreign Policy 8/1/2020
  • To Keep Putin Out, Belarus Invites the U.S. and China In in Foreign Policy 1/1/2020
  • China’s Central Asian Plans Are Unnerving Moscow in Foreign Policy 23/12/2019
  • Ukraine’s Leader to Face Down Putin for First Time in Foreign Policy 6/12/2019
  • Putin Has a Dream of Africa in Foreign Policy 25/10/2019
  • Trump’s Next Envoy to Russia Has a Mountain to Climb in Foreign Policy 17/10/2019
  • How a D.C. News Site Amplified Dubious Ukraine Claims in Foreign Policy 26/9/2019
  • There’s a New Player Leading the Kremlin’s Moves Abroad: the Russian Army in Foreign Policy 3/9/2019
  • Russians Begin to Consider Life Without Putin in Foreign Policy 3/9/2019

Central Asia:

  • China’s Path Forward Is Getting Bumpy in The Atlantic 3/9/2019
  • ‘Our Government Doesn’t Want to Spoil Relations with China’ in The Atlantic 3/9/2019
  • Weekend at Berdi’s in Foreign Policy 7/21/2019
  • Kazakhstan’s Second-Ever President Can’t Tolerate Protest in Foreign Policy 6/10/2019
  • Kazakhstan’s Fake Vote Might Wake Up Civil Society in Foreign Policy 6/8/2019
  • An Aging Autocrat’s Lesson for His Fellow Dictators in The Atlantic 6/7/2019
  • Nazarbayev Is Giving Up Presidency, Not Power, in Kazakhstan in Foreign Policy 3/19/2019
  • Astana Tries to Silence China Critics in Foreign Policy 3/11/2019
  • Kazakhs Won’t Be Silenced on China’s Internment Camps in Foreign Policy 3/5/2019
  • China’s expanding war on Islam: Now they’re coming for the Kazakhs. in the Washington Post 3/1/2019
  • ‘She Fled China’s Camps—but She’s Still Not Free’ in Foreign Policy 2/6/2019
  • Trump has a chance to open up one of the world’s most repressive countries in The Washington Post 5/15/2018
  • ‘Our Future Will Be Violent Extremism’ in Foreign Policy 8/1/2017
  • A Silk Road Marriage in Foreign Policy 9/12/2017
  • Scenes From Central Asia’s Forever War in Foreign Policy 8/7/2017
  • Where the War on Terror Lives Forever in Foreign Policy 9/2/2016

The Nordics:

  • Russian Opportunism in Berlin Policy Journal, Jan/Feb Issue 2019
  • Ine Eriksen Søreide, Europe’s Eyes and Ears in POLITICO Europe 12/4/2018
  • ‘House of Cards’ is credible. Just ask the Russians, Chinese and Iranians. in The Washington Post 10/26/2018
  • The New Cold Front in Russia’s Information War in Coda Story/Foreign Policy 10/4/2018
  • Meet Sweden’s New Populist Kingmakers in The Atlantic 9/10/2018
  • What It Was Like to Attend That Trump-Putin Press Conference in The Atlantic 7/17/2018
  • How a Norwegian Retiree Got Caught Up in a Spy Scandal in The Atlantic 5/19/2018
  • Putin and Xi Are Dreaming of a Polar Silk Road in Foreign Policy 3/8/2018
  • American Elections Remain Unprotected in The Atlantic 12/28/2017


  • Does the World’s Longest Undersea Tunnel Have a China Problem? in Foreign Policy 10/7/2019
  • U.S. Cancels Journalist’s Award Over Her Criticism of Trump in Foreign Policy 3/7/2019
  • Finnish leader targets Trump and Putin in climate-change drive in Politico Europe 11/27/2018
  • They Don’t Make Helsinki Summits Like They Used To in The Atlantic 7/15/2018
  • ‘Spirit of Helsinki’ awakes to host Trump and Putin in Politico Europe 7/13/2018
  • The Meaning of a U.S.-Russia Summit in Helsinki in The Atlantic 6/28/2018
  • Finland’s race for Arctic riches in Politico Europe 3/28/2018
  • Finland’s Marine Le Pen in Politico Europe 1/26/2018
  • Inside a European Center to Combat Russia’s Hybrid Warfare in Foreign Policy 1/18/2018
  • Wary of Russia, Finns take another look at NATO in Politico Europe 10/30/2017
  • Finland woos US with more muscular defense role in Politico Europe 11/7/2017
  • How Finland Became Europe’s Bear Whisperer in Foreign Policy 3/7/2016
  • Why Is Finland Able to Fend Off Putin’s Information War? in Foreign Policy 3/1/2017

The Baltics:

  • Europe Should Look to What the United States Does—Not What Trump Says (interview with former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves) in Foreign Policy 8/3/2018
  • Russia’s anxious northern neighbors toughen up in Politico Europe 4/9/2018
  • The Ominous, Massive Military Exercises in Eastern Europe in The Atlantic 9/18/2017
  • Russia’s Neighbors Respond to Putin’s ‘Hybrid War’ in Foreign Policy 10/12/2017
  • Lithuania, Leery of Moscow, Spars With Belarus Over Nuclear Reactor in Foreign Policy 10/31/2017

(Top image: A horn player starts the festivities at an ethnic Uzbek wedding in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Photo by Reid Standish.)