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Reuben F. Johnson is a defense technology analyst and political affairs correspondent based in Kiev.
Articles by Reuben Johnson
August 27, 2020 5:13 am
He’s done it again, this time to Alexei Navalny.
August 11, 2020 7:13 am
Belarus Is About to Explode
Following a rigged election, the citizens are revolting, and the country’s strongman is cracking down.
August 8, 2020 8:16 am
Europe’s Last Dictator Is in Trouble
Belarus's Aleksandr Lukashenko could lose Sunday's election, even if it's not free and fair.
July 9, 2020 5:30 am
Putin’s Sham Vote
The changes to the Russian constitution could make him the longest-reigning Russian ruler in modern history, surpassing even Stalin.
April 15, 2020 4:58 am
Going Viral: How Putin Is Using COVID-19
He's going to be president for life.
October 11, 2019 5:27 am
A Brief, Painful History of Ukraine
And how it ended up at the center of the scandal that could lead to Trump's impeachment.
October 1, 2019 4:06 am
China’s 70-Year Itch
Where Does Xi Jinping’s Government Go From Here?
September 20, 2019 4:58 am
Is Germany the ‘Weakest Link’ in Western Democracy?
Let’s look at how Berlin is responding to the Hong Kong protests.
September 9, 2019 3:09 pm
What’s Next for Hong Kong?
Beijing seems to think it can wear down the protesters and wait them out. That's wishful thinking.
August 15, 2019 5:09 am
How Russia Is Tempting Fate—And the Next Chernobyl
Putin’s most dangerous weapon system is a threat to his people, but also a source of profit to his oligarchs.