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Russian soldiers train at a military camp.
Russian soldiers train at a military camp.

Russia’s Military Cruelty Begins With Its Own Conscripts

Brutal hazing breaks and humiliates Russian soldiers—and they take it out on civilians.

A grid collage shows photos of world leaders in profile, including Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and, former U.S. President Donald Trump. These photos are layered over an illustration of Julius Caesar in the background.
A grid collage shows photos of world leaders in profile, including Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and, former U.S. President Donald Trump. These photos are layered over an illustration of Julius Caesar in the background.

The Original Authoritarian

A new book looks at how Julius Caesar’s legacy informs the strongmen of today.

An illustration shows the lopped off lower half of the globe with a diverse group of people holding it up from below for a story about the term "the global south."
An illustration shows the lopped off lower half of the globe with a diverse group of people holding it up from below for a story about the term "the global south."

Is There Such Thing as a Global South?

The category is emotionally powerful but fundamentally flawed.

Presidential candidate Javier Milei arrives at his closing rally ahead of Sunday runoff on Nov. 16, 2023 in Cordoba, Argentina.
Presidential candidate Javier Milei arrives at his closing rally ahead of Sunday runoff on Nov. 16, 2023 in Cordoba, Argentina.

Javier Milei Is the World’s Latest Wannabe Fascist

Argentina’s new populist president takes after Trump and Bolsonaro by seeking to destroy democracy from within.

Kerch Bridge on fire
Kerch Bridge on fire

The Shortest Path to Victory in Ukraine Goes Through Crimea

The West needs to keep its nerve, recognize the stakes, and support Kyiv’s clearest path to victory.

Mothers sit in a row with their babies and young children inside a large tent illuminated with string lights. One of the women sitting in the foreground has a wide smile as she looks down at the baby she cradles in her arms.
Mothers sit in a row with their babies and young children inside a large tent illuminated with string lights. One of the women sitting in the foreground has a wide smile as she looks down at the baby she cradles in her arms.

New Lifesaving Malaria Vaccines Need to Be Available Now

Emergency deployment could save tens of thousands of children.

Biden delivers remarks from a lectern in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
Biden delivers remarks from a lectern in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

It’s Time to Reconsider U.S. Military Aid

As Congress stalls, the U.S. public has good reason to demand more transparency on Biden’s funding for Ukraine and Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (back) greets U.S. President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (back) greets U.S. President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

Why Israel Needs America’s Tough Love

An argument for making U.S. aid conditional on steps toward Palestinian statehood.

Seven people in orange life-vests are in a small boat at sea.
Seven people in orange life-vests are in a small boat at sea.

Here’s How Labour Can ‘Stop the Boats’

Unless Keir Starmer changes tack, a Labour government can’t curb the humanitarian crisis on British shores.

A globe with blocks and chunks missing from it sits atop the shoulders of a person looking into a dystopian horizon.
A globe with blocks and chunks missing from it sits atop the shoulders of a person looking into a dystopian horizon.

The Global Credibility Gap

No one power or group can uphold the international order anymore—and that means much more geopolitical uncertainty ahead.

A driver charges his electric vehicle at a charging station in Shenzhen, southern Guangdong province, China.
A driver charges his electric vehicle at a charging station in Shenzhen, southern Guangdong province, China.

China Hawks Are Putting the Green Transition at Risk

New electric vehicle restrictions will end up hurting U.S. interests.

Erdogan gestures in the foreground in front of a backdrop featuring the NATO logo.
Erdogan gestures in the foreground in front of a backdrop featuring the NATO logo.

It’s Time to Reconsider Turkey’s NATO Membership

In nearly every theater of vital security interests, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems devoted to undermining the trans-Atlantic alliance.

The silhouette of a drone operator in Ukraine
The silhouette of a drone operator in Ukraine

How an Army of Drones Changed the Battlefield in Ukraine

Ever-present surveillance has made movement extremely difficult, but there are still ways to evade detection.

Israeli military vehicles drive near the border with the Gaza Strip on Dec. 6 as black smoke rises in the Palestinian territory amid continuing battles between Israel and the militant group Hamas.
Israeli military vehicles drive near the border with the Gaza Strip on Dec. 6 as black smoke rises in the Palestinian territory amid continuing battles between Israel and the militant group Hamas.

Why Israel Will Probably End Up Reoccupying Gaza

Everyone seems to agree it is a bad idea. It might happen anyway.

A collage illustration showing U.S. President Joe Biden and leaders from Australia, India, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam, walking along a bright red landscape in front of a textural map of the Indo-Pacific region
A collage illustration showing U.S. President Joe Biden and leaders from Australia, India, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam, walking along a bright red landscape in front of a textural map of the Indo-Pacific region

America’s Indo-Pacific Alliances Are Astonishingly Strong

Countries are balancing against China—just like a student of international relations would predict.

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