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Letters From the April 17/24, 2023, Issue Letters From the April 17/24, 2023, Issue

Springsteen and us… Lessons from Debs…

Apr 4, 2023 / Letters / Our Readers

Protesters dressed with cutout faces of Biden and Putin prepare to throw nuclear weapons in the garbage

Is the US Flirting With Nuclear War? Is the US Flirting With Nuclear War?

A proxy war pitting the United States against a paranoid adversary with a massive nuclear arsenal at his command: What could possibly go wrong?

Mar 23, 2023 / Andrew J. Bacevich

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, in April 2019 in Beijing, China.

Biden Doesn’t Need to Keep Pushing Xi and Putin Closer Biden Doesn’t Need to Keep Pushing Xi and Putin Closer

A path away from great power conflict.

Mar 22, 2023 / Jake Werner

Crosses mark the graves of civilians killed during the invasion whose remains have yet to be identified, in a cemetery in Bucha on March 18, 2023.

Flouting War Crimes Charges, Putin Visits Occupied Ukrainian Territory Flouting War Crimes Charges, Putin Visits Occupied Ukrainian Territory

After a warrant was issued for his arrest by the International Criminal Court, the Russian president toured occupied Ukrainian land in Crimea and Mariupol.

Mar 21, 2023 / Leif Reigstad

There’s No Settlement of the War in Ukraine Without China

There’s No Settlement of the War in Ukraine Without China There’s No Settlement of the War in Ukraine Without China

Instead of working toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict, Washington has escalated tensions with Beijing.

Mar 17, 2023 / Gilbert Achcar

Twenty Years Ago, the United States Was Putin

Twenty Years Ago, the United States Was Putin Twenty Years Ago, the United States Was Putin

We should condemn Russian crimes in Ukraine, but not while conveniently forgetting the crimes we committed in Iraq.

Mar 13, 2023 / Juan Cole

Man walks by the Ukranian National Opera building in Kyiv

Dispatch From Kyiv: Ballet in a Time of War Dispatch From Kyiv: Ballet in a Time of War

While Ukraine’s capital has mostly returned to normal, reminders of the brutal fighting are everywhere.

Mar 7, 2023 / Editorial / Carol Schaeffer

A mockup of a nuclear reactor at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

How Nuclear Power Plants Became Tools of War How Nuclear Power Plants Became Tools of War

The ongoing war is edging Ukraine and the surrounding countries toward the brink of a catastrophic nuclear crisis.

Mar 1, 2023 / Joshua Frank

Ukrainian soldiers on tank

One Year Ago, Russia Invaded Ukraine One Year Ago, Russia Invaded Ukraine

Any chance for peace—for even a ceasefire—will demand a dramatic intercession by countries not enmeshed in the conflict.

Feb 24, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

A woman pushes a baby stroller while walking in a cemetery in Irpin, near Kyiv on February 16, 2023.

How to End Putin’s Forever War How to End Putin’s Forever War

An armistice like the one that ended fighting in the Korean War is a viable alternative to stalemate and attrition in Ukraine.

Feb 20, 2023 / Jeet Heer

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