Lucian Kim
Lucian Kim

Lucian Kim, a former Moscow correspondent, is now based in Berlin. Follow him on Twitter.

Foreigners
March 19 2015 8:00 AMKremlin TVVladimir Putin’s new faux documentary is trying to rewrite the history of his own aggression.
Foreigners
Feb. 12 2015 4:09 PMPutin Wins AgainThe new Ukrainian peace deal may be worse than no deal at all.
Foreigners
Nov. 18 2014 4:01 PMPutin the PariahThe Russian president is isolated, shunned, and ignored. And that makes him even more dangerous.
Politics
July 30 2014 5:30 PMUkraine’s War of IndependenceVladimir Putin has unleashed forces that even he can’t control.
Foreigners
May 2 2014 3:37 PMPutin the PredictableThe Russian leader follows a consistent strategy. First he condemns. Then he copies.
Foreigners
March 14 2014 1:20 PMPutin’s Phony WarHow Vladimir Putin concocted a conflict to soothe his own paranoid fears.
Foreigners
Feb. 28 2015 1:51 PMKilling a Dissident’s DreamBoris Nemtsov was brusque, impatient, and rejected everything that Vladimir Putin represents.
Foreigners
Jan. 9 2015 2:53 PMThe Charlie Hebdo EffectAnti-Muslim sentiment in Germany was already roiling. The Paris terrorist attack will make it much worse.
Foreigners
Oct. 23 2014 3:47 PMUkraine’s Slow Descent Into MadnessWhile it fights rebels in the east, Kiev is beginning to crumble from the inside.
Foreigners
May 22 2014 1:26 PMUkraine’s Zombie RevolutionThe Donetsk People’s Republic is a Soviet zombie state propped up within Ukraine’s borders.
Foreigners
April 17 2014 6:46 PMPutin Went on TV for Four Hours and Lied
Foreigners
March 5 2014 12:27 PMWhy Putin Took CrimeaFor the Russian strongman, there’s nothing more useful than an obedient gangster state within Ukraine’s borders.
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Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.