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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky talks during a press conference with NATO’s secretary-general.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky talks during a press conference with NATO’s secretary-general.

After Putin’s Land Grab, Zelensky Wants to Fast-Track NATO Membership

Ukraine likely won’t join NATO anytime soon, but it’s a big symbolic move in a war that’s increasingly going against the Kremlin.

Russian and Belarusian troops take part in joint military exercises.
Russian and Belarusian troops take part in joint military exercises.

Russia’s Stripped Its Western Borders to Feed the Fight in Ukraine

But Finland and the Baltic states are still leery of Moscow’s long-term designs.

Tanks in the German armed forces participate in military exercises near Bergen, Germany, on Oct. 14, 2016.
Tanks in the German armed forces participate in military exercises near Bergen, Germany, on Oct. 14, 2016.

Baltic States Wanted German Tanks in Ukraine Yesterday

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised a new foreign policy. Critics say he has yet to deliver.

A sign for TotalEnergies EP Myanmar is seen behind a shuttered gate in Yangon, Myanmar, on Jan. 22.
A sign for TotalEnergies EP Myanmar is seen behind a shuttered gate in Yangon, Myanmar, on Jan. 22.

Companies Quitting Myanmar Provide Hollow Victories Against Junta

The departures of France’s TotalEnergies and Norway’s Telenor have left the military regime with more money and control.

The dome of the U.S. Capitol
The dome of the U.S. Capitol

5 Midterm Foreign-Policy Shake-Ups to Watch on Capitol Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decision has changed the race, but foreign policy is on the ballot, too.

Russian servicemen gather at Red Square in Moscow.
Russian servicemen gather at Red Square in Moscow.

Russia Is Sending Its Ethnic Minorities to the Meat Grinder

Chaotic mobilization sparks renewed fears that the pain will not be shared evenly across Russia.

Then-Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida walks in front of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant.
Then-Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida walks in front of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant.

Fumio Kishida’s Great Nuclear Leap

A decade after Fukushima, the Japanese prime minister is walking a fine political line to reengage with the carbon-free energy source.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on economic issues in Moscow on Feb. 17, 2022.
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on economic issues in Moscow on Feb. 17, 2022.

Putin Doubles Down on a Bad Hand With Mobilization

The war in Ukraine is going so bad, he’s willing to risk domestic unrest.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner leaves a courthouse
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner leaves a courthouse

The Many Trials of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Argentina’s vice president survived an assassination attempt. Will she make it out of court?

Steam rises from cooling towers at the Niederaussem coal-fired power plant during the coronavirus pandemic near Bergheim, Germany, on Feb. 11, 2021.
Steam rises from cooling towers at the Niederaussem coal-fired power plant during the coronavirus pandemic near Bergheim, Germany, on Feb. 11, 2021.

Putin’s Energy War Is Crushing Europe

The big question is whether it ends up undermining support for Ukraine.

Members of the BBC staff watch Queen Elizabeth II.
Members of the BBC staff watch Queen Elizabeth II.

The BBC’s Crowning Moment

The Queen’s death underscored the central—and, at times, conflicting—role the broadcaster plays in royal coverage.

Old tanks and armored personnel carriers are parked at an armor repair plant in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, on Sept. 23, 2014.
Old tanks and armored personnel carriers are parked at an armor repair plant in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, on Sept. 23, 2014.

‘We’re Working 24/7’: Ukraine Keeps Its War Machine Humming

Russian strikes have taken a toll on Ukraine’s defense industry, but offshoring and the cottage industry are keeping the shells coming.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres attends a press conference.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres attends a press conference.

A Crisis of Faith Shakes the United Nations in Its Big Week

From its failure to stop Russia’s war in Ukraine to its inaction on Myanmar and climate change, the institution is under fire from all sides.

An archery target featuring the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin
An archery target featuring the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Ukraine Put Putin in the Corner. Here’s What May Happen Next.

Mobilization could be in the cards, escalation is in the air, and Russian nationalists are braying for blood.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 1, 2021.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 1, 2021.

Egypt to Host Big U.N. Climate Summit While Muzzling Environmental Activists

COP27 will put Biden’s human rights agenda on a collision course with his climate change agenda.

A child stands in front of a makeshift shelter on the banks of a body of water.
A child stands in front of a makeshift shelter on the banks of a body of water.

Pakistan’s Flood Disaster Shows the Perils of Climate Shortsightedness

“We have never had a really good plan in terms of how we counter climate change,” one expert noted.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in front of Commonwealth flags
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in front of Commonwealth flags

Can the Commonwealth Outlive Its Greatest Champion?

Queen Elizabeth II’s passing comes amid a moment of reckoning for Britain’s colonial past.

A captured Russian military tank is seen in Ukraine.
A captured Russian military tank is seen in Ukraine.

Russia Is Supplying Ukraine With Lightly Used Tanks

Ukraine plans to use Russia’s own armor against it.

A Ukrainian soldier stands on the wreckage of a burnt Russian tank.
A Ukrainian soldier stands on the wreckage of a burnt Russian tank.

Ukraine’s Lightning Counteroffensive Approaches the Russian Border

Ukrainian officials say the dramatic changes on the battlefield are a sign they can win the war.

Ukrainian soldiers ride a tank on a road in the Donetsk region on July 20, 2022, near the front line between Russian and Ukrainian forces.
Ukrainian soldiers ride a tank on a road in the Donetsk region on July 20, 2022, near the front line between Russian and Ukrainian forces.

‘They Are Pushing Everywhere’: Kyiv Goes on the Offensive

Ukraine may have achieved its biggest breakthrough of the war.

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