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October 8, 2021
A Courageous Voice for Press Freedom and Independence in Russia
As the Nobel Prize committee recognized with today’s award to Dmitrii Muratov, independent journalism and media freedom in Russia confront growing threats.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 6, 2021
Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya Was Killed 15 Years Ago
Her fierce dedication to truth-telling inspires a new generation.
October 5, 2021
The Pandora Papers Reveal How the Super-Rich Shaft the Rest of Us
A just-released “Panama Papers on steroids” shows how the US has become a major tax haven and destination for illicit wealth.
September 23, 2021
School Shootings Are More Than Just an American Issue
Over the past two decades, America has seen more than two dozen deadly school shootings. This year, gun violence in schools has spread to Russia.
September 21, 2021
Russia’s War Against the Cold
A new history considers how the struggle with Siberia’s permafrost redefined the country.
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August 24, 2021
Great Power Politics After Afghanistan
Resetting the global chessboard.
Michael T. Klare
August 19, 2021
30 Years Ago, the Tanks Rolled Into Moscow—but We Refused to Be Silent
During the failed 1991 coup against Gorbachev, the democratic press rose up with a unity and determination that is hard to imagine today.
August 6, 2021
Violetta Grudina Brings Political Dissidence to Murmansk
An ally of Alexey Navalny running for local office in northern Russia faces naked repression in an increasingly hostile political climate.
August 5, 2021
The Murder of Anna Politkovskaya Is Still Not Solved
The statute of limitations on the investigation of Politkovskaya’s murder will soon run out. But the international community, especially journalists and readers, shouldn’t stop fighting for justice.
August 2, 2021
“We Will Live in a Completely Different World”: A Conversation With Svetlana Alexievich
The Nobel laureate on a new wave of repressions in Belarus, the role of women in revolution, and life after the pandemic.