Lucian Kim
Lucian Kim

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

The World
June 24 2016 7:16 PMWhat Brexit Looks Like to the Rest of EuropeEuropeans who gave up part of their hard-won sovereignty for the benefits of the EU are mystified.
The World
April 14 2016 5:46 PMVladimir Putin Feels Your PainThe surreal spectacle of the Russian president’s annual call-in show.
The World
Jan. 19 2016 11:00 AMHow Angela Merkel Became the Last Best Hope for European LiberalismThe German chancellor may be the only force stemming back a rising tide of intolerance.
The World
Nov. 19 2015 2:00 PMHow Putin Has Turned the Paris Attacks to His AdvantageThe Russian president has made his country indispensable once again.
The World
March 19 2015 8:00 AMKremlin TVVladimir Putin’s new faux documentary is trying to rewrite the history of his own aggression.
The World
Feb. 12 2015 4:09 PMPutin Wins AgainThe new Ukrainian peace deal may be worse than no deal at all.
The World
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.
The World
May 2 2014 3:37 PMPutin the PredictableThe Russian leader follows a consistent strategy. First he condemns. Then he copies.
The World
March 14 2014 1:20 PMPutin’s Phony WarHow Vladimir Putin concocted a conflict to soothe his own paranoid fears.
Roads & Kingdoms
April 15 2016 10:13 AMBeing Cool Has Ruined BerlinOne writer’s loving lament for a changing city.
The World
March 10 2016 8:00 AMMerkel’s DilemmaEU leaders are unhappy about the refugee crisis, and just as unhappy about her working with Turkey to solve it.
The World
Nov. 24 2015 5:50 PMBordering on WarWhy Vladimir Putin never thought Turkey would make good on its threats.
The World
Sept. 4 2015 3:54 PMA European DisasterWill the refugee crisis tear the European Union apart?
The World
Feb. 28 2015 1:51 PMKilling a Dissident’s DreamBoris Nemtsov was brusque, impatient, and rejected everything that Vladimir Putin represents.
The World
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.
The World
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.
The World
May 22 2014 1:26 PMUkraine’s Zombie RevolutionThe Donetsk People’s Republic is a Soviet zombie state propped up within Ukraine’s borders.
The World
April 17 2014 6:46 PMPutin Went on TV for Four Hours and Lied
The World
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.