Putin Wants to Keep Fighting. Who Will Fill the Ranks?
Moscow has to figure out how to replenish unprecedented losses in just under three months of fighting.
Ukraine’s Other Front Line
Russia has flailed on the battlefield. But the damage inflicted on Ukraine’s economy could prove existential without Western support.
Australia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)
China’s expansion into the South Pacific caught Australia and the United States off guard.
Baltic States Are Pushing NATO for More Than Just a Tripwire Against Russia
Moscow’s neighbors in NATO want larger troop deployments that could deter any more land grabs by Putin.
‘The War Is 24/7’: Russia Is Launching Night Raids in the Donbas
Ukraine wants night vision tools to fight back.
U.S. Diplomats Abroad ‘Routinely Denied Access’ to Reproductive Care
A letter alleges the State Department put diplomats facing reproductive health emergencies in “life-threatening situations.”
NATO Countries Begin Ushering Finland and Sweden Into the Fold
The U.K. and several Nordic countries have offered security guarantees to what could be NATO’s newest members.
Chinese TikTok Users Are in Love With ‘Daddy Putin’
Popular videos paint the Russian president as a widely admired figure.
Ukraine Still Wants More Help to Win the War
Kyiv pleads for advanced gear as the Donbas fighting drags on, but advocates fear there’s “not enough political will.”
Western Sanctions Are ‘Beginning to Bite’ Into Russia’s Military
But not quite enough to check Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.
Older Chinese Are Demanding Money to Get Vaccinated
A government push has created a strange market in some rural areas.
U.K.: China Views Russia’s War as ‘Bad for Business’
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Beijing views Moscow as an increasingly “inconvenient friend” as the war in Ukraine is further bogged down.
Yemen Is Sitting on a Time Bomb Bigger Than the Exxon Valdez
An abandoned oil tanker with more than 1 million barrels of crude is rusting off the coast.
Biden’s Refugee Envoy Looks to Reform Damaged System
Washington has been slow to meet expanded targets for refugee admissions due to the last administration’s policies.
U.S. Diplomats Tiptoe Back Into Ukraine—Weeks After Their European Counterparts
Lawmakers push the U.S. State Department to overcome its “bunker mentality,” but in Ukraine, that’s complicated.
What Happened to Europe’s Public Bunkers?
As bombs fall on Ukraine, many European governments are waking up to the sorry state of their own civil defenses.
Putin’s Next Power Play Is a Parade
The Russian leader is expected to use his country’s upcoming World War II Victory Day celebration to stir up support for the bungled war in Ukraine.
Families of American Hostages Abroad Find Power—and Solace—in Numbers
Biden faces pressure to secure release of Americans wrongfully detained abroad.