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Reuben Johnson

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

Putin’s Poison

He’s done it again, this time to Alexei Navalny.
Reuben Johnson
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.
Reuben Johnson
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.
Reuben Johnson
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.
Reuben Johnson
April 15, 2020 4:58 am

Going Viral: How Putin Is Using COVID-19

He's going to be president for life.
Reuben Johnson
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.
Reuben Johnson
October 1, 2019 4:06 am

China’s 70-Year Itch

Where Does Xi Jinping’s Government Go From Here?
Reuben Johnson
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.
Reuben Johnson
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.
Reuben Johnson
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.
Reuben Johnson