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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 (page 1)

February 11, 2022 5:18 am

The Right’s Argument Against Aiding Ukraine Is Wrong—and Dangerous

A Russian conquest of Ukraine would be perilous for America and our allies.
Reuben Johnson
June 23, 2021 5:13 am

COVID, Hacking, and Spying Helped China Develop a New Stealth Fighter in Record Time

In the West, the pandemic put the defense industry on hold. In China, the military used the time to make…
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