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In Hong Kong, a Once Liberal University Feels Beijing’s Weight
With protesters crushed and memorials removed, there’s no room for campus dissent.
Russia Is a Real Threat to NATO
Despite its failings, the Russian military is still a powerful force.
Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Was ‘Self-Defeating’
Two experts on energy and geopolitics talk about spiking prices, Russia’s war, and what that means for the climate fight.
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.
In the Americas, Homicide Is the Other Killer Epidemic
The good news: Lockdowns reduced crime almost everywhere else, and we know how to stop lethal violence.
The BDS Movement Has Already Lost
For Opposition to Putin’s War, Look to the Fringes of His Empire
How Portugal Quietly Became a Migration Hub
Putin Wants to Keep Fighting. Who Will Fill the Ranks?
The Window To Expel Russia From Ukraine Is Now
It’s Africa’s Century—for Better or Worse
Japan Radically Increased Immigration—and No One Protested
Finns Show Up for Conscription. Russians Dodge It.
Why China Is Paranoid About the Quad
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How to Save Global Capitalism From Itself
Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.
Britain’s Post-Brexit Identity Crisis
Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country’s future—and no clear paths for getting there.