Vladimir Putin

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

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

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

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

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