The businessman, who donated $273,000 in 2016, wanted a face-to-face meeting with a Russian official.
Vitali Shkliarov runs what he calls a “political incubator" that helps novice candidates run on independent tickets in local races.
The human rights lawyer and self-taught software engineer became inseparable, attending demonstrations demanding reforms by Bashar al-Assad.
“We’re on the two-yard line,” one U.S. special forces commander told NBC News. “We’re that close and now it’s coming apart.”
"Something is probably going to happen," Boris Karpichkov says his old friend told him. "It's very serious, and you are not alone."
“We have stronger evidence than we had for any past conflicts, any past tribunals.”
Yeonmi Park fled North Korea at the age of 13, only to endure sexual exploitation at the hands of human traffickers. Now she's a human rights advocate.
Jeffrey Lewis and his team at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies analyze satellite imagery and North Korean propaganda to understand developments.
Michael Elleman, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, believes some of North Korea's missiles have links to the former Soviet Union.
A Matter of Trust, Bitter Pill, David Letterman