Vladimir Putin

Members of the Wagner group prepare to pull out from the headquarters of the Southern Military District to return to their base in Rostov-on-Don late on June 24, 2023.

Putin’s War Comes Home Putin’s War Comes Home

Though the Wagner mutiny was short-lived, it shows how Russia could collapse.

Jun 26, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prigozhin looks out from a military vehicle on a street in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 24, 2023.

When Russia Shook the World, American Cable News Stumbled When Russia Shook the World, American Cable News Stumbled

Instead of shifting to serious coverage, they ran on autopilot and left Americans without the news they needed. That’s a dangerous precedent for journalism—and democracy.

Jun 26, 2023 / John Nichols

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

America Needs to Break Its Addiction to Global Intervention America Needs to Break Its Addiction to Global Intervention

Washington’s preoccupation with Ukraine only testifies to the impoverished state of American strategic thinking.

Jun 7, 2023 / Andrew J. Bacevich

Evgeniya Berkovich speaks at Snob magazine's Made in Russia 2021 awards ceremony at the Yermolova Moscow Drama Theater.

Hunt Murderers, Not Poets Hunt Murderers, Not Poets

In support of arrested Russian poet Evgenia Berkovich.

May 10, 2023 / The Nation and Katrina vanden Heuvel

A woman goes through the rubble of her ruined house after the shelling in Russian-controlled territory of Donetsk, Ukraine.

The Left Should Support Ending Violence in Ukraine The Left Should Support Ending Violence in Ukraine

That means supporting a negotiated settlement in the name of limiting still more horrendous devastation.

Apr 27, 2023 / Editorial / Robert L. Borosage

Travelers and Russian nationals onboard a coach arriving from Russia through the Verkhny Lars border crossing, travelling towards Armenia, in Dariali, Georgia, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of 300,000 reservists to shore up his battered army, triggering an exodus of Russians trying to avoid being sent to the front. Photographer: Tako Robakidze/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Émigrés in Times of War Émigrés in Times of War

The new diaspora.

Apr 26, 2023 / Artin DerSimonian

Outside Kyiv, Ukraine, locals stand atop and examine a destroyed Russian tank.

The Lasting Devastation of Global Atomic War The Lasting Devastation of Global Atomic War

The decision to send depleted-uranium shells to Ukraine will have a debilitating, radioactive impact that will linger in the country for years to come.

Apr 24, 2023 / Joshua Frank

Ukraine's biggest flag flies some 90 meters above Kyiv

The Rise and Role of Ukrainian Ethnic Nationalism The Rise and Role of Ukrainian Ethnic Nationalism

How it may endanger Ukraine’s entry into the EU.

Apr 17, 2023 / Anatol Lieven

Russian soldiers on Red Square

We Still Don’t Know Why Russia Invaded Ukraine We Still Don’t Know Why Russia Invaded Ukraine

From the beginning, the war has thoroughly confounded military mavens and experts on Russia and Ukraine.

Mar 30, 2023 / Rajan Menon

Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin

Putin’s Nuremberg Moment Putin’s Nuremberg Moment

The ICC’s arrest warrant against the Russian president was historic. But where will it lead?

Mar 28, 2023 / Reed Brody

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