Vladimir Putin

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

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

To Save Ukraine, End the War

To Save Ukraine, End the War To Save Ukraine, End the War

With the fighting poised to take an ominous turn, now is the time to push for a cease-fire.

Feb 16, 2023 / Editorial / The Nation

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on the flag with portraits of Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin while visiting the Parachute factory in Ivanovo, Russia on March 6, 2020.

The Ukraine War and Loss of Nuance The Ukraine War and Loss of Nuance

On the complexities and contradictions of history.

Feb 16, 2023 / Ronald Grigor Suny

A Ukrainian soldier holds a Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon that was used to destroy a Russian armored personal carrier in Irpin, north of Kyiv, on March 12, 2022.

Supporting Ukraine—Without Writing a Blank Check Supporting Ukraine—Without Writing a Blank Check

Navigating between solidarity and recklessness.

Feb 16, 2023 / Gilbert Achcar

People enter the International Criminal Court at The Hague in the Netherlands.

Prosecuting Putin Prosecuting Putin

How the double standards of international justice are obstacles.

Feb 10, 2023 / Reed Brody

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