Welcome to the Black Sea Era of War
It has been the world’s bloodiest body of water since the Cold War—and not just because of Ukraine.
3 Years Later, the U.S. Could Finally Send an Ambassador to Ukraine
The nomination of career diplomat Bridget Brink comes as Washington begins sending its diplomats back into Ukraine.
What Russia Wants
Putin’s Thousand-Year War
The reasons for his anti-Western enmity stretch back over Russia’s entire history—and they will be with us for a long time.
Why Putin Keeps Talking About Kosovo
For the Kremlin, NATO’s 1999 war against Serbia is the West’s original sin—and a humiliating affront that Russia must avenge.
3 Things the World Should Know About Putin
The nature of Putin’s Russia has changed drastically in the last few years.
U.S. Grand Strategy After Ukraine
Seven thinkers weigh in on how the war will shift U.S. foreign policy.
The Problem With the Debate Over Helping Ukraine
Ivo Daalder, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, explains why discussions about a no-fly zone over Ukraine are not framed in the right way.
With Putin, Biden Should Channel His Inner Realist
A contest of ideas is hobbling U.S. policy in the standoff over Ukraine.
‘War in Ukraine Means Hunger in Africa’
The International Monetary Fund’s two top leaders discuss the global economic ramifications of Russia’s invasion.
Is an EU Army Coming?
Russia’s war in Ukraine is turning the European Union into a serious military player.
Putin’s War Has Killed China’s Eurasian Railway Dreams
The iron silk road was a key part of the Belt and Road Initiative.
West Worries About Fraying Consensus Over Ukraine
Do NATO countries have the stomach for a long war?
Canada Bulks Up Diplomatic Footprint in Europe in Wake of Ukraine War
Leaning forward—from the foreign ministry.
Ukraine Wants NATO’s Help Against Russia’s WMDs
Ukraine is calling out Russia’s “state nuclear terrorism.”
Congress Seeks to Declare Putin’s War Genocide
A bipartisan resolution will underscore that Russian war crimes in Ukraine have constituted a genocide.
The Fall and Fall of Dmitry Medvedev
How the former Russian president went from geeky technocrat to deranged war hawk.
‘It’s Not Afghanistan’: Ukrainian Pilots Push Back on U.S.-Provided Drones
Both the Biden administration and Ukraine are worried that American strike drones would get shot down quickly.
Ukraine Wants a Lend-Lease Plan for Energy to Escape Russian Chokehold
Russia blackmails its neighbors with energy. Kyiv needs a solution.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Russia Might Not Lose
Gabrielius Landsbergis weighs in on why Russia needs to be defeated, why Eastern European states were and are nervous, and why the West needs to step up.
Ukraine’s ‘Nuremberg Moment’ Amid Flood of Alleged Russian War Crimes
So many crimes are being documented that they need a new court.
NATO Allies Are Rethinking Russia’s Supposed Military Prowess
But Russia’s early military failures in Ukraine don’t make it any less dangerous, military analysts warn.
Civilians on Ukraine’s Front Lines Face Food and Water Shortages and Worse—Lack of Medication
The battle for the Donbas could well be the deadliest phase of the war.
Finnish President: Putin Took NATO Application News ‘Very, Very Calmly’
Sauli Niinisto tells FP about his country’s decision to join the alliance—and the Russian president’s response.
Ukraine Wants Longer-Range Ammunition for Donbas Gunfight
“We’re still not giving them what they want,” one U.S. source told Foreign Policy.
Finland Is Set for NATO—if Turkey Plays Ball
Turkey’s objections to new NATO members are a speed bump, not a roadblock, says Finnish Foreign Minister.
Pentagon Deputy: Russia’s Defense Industry ‘Will Feel’ Pain of Ukraine War
Russia’s vaunted defense modernization depends on precisely the Western gear it can no longer acquire.
Inside a Major Nerve Center for Shipping Military Aid to Ukraine
In just a few weeks, U.S. and British officials have turned an ad hoc operation into a pipeline.
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.
Swedish Defense Minister: ‘In Our Part of Europe, NATO Will Be Much Stronger’
Peter Hultqvist talks about Sweden’s bid for NATO, the Turkish roadblock, and what to do in the meantime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Switzerland Flirts With NATO
Russia’s war in Ukraine has some Swiss considering closer cooperation with the alliance—but not membership.
Belarus Is the Other Loser in Putin’s War
Minsk enabled Moscow in its Ukraine war. Now, Belarusians are paying the price.
Russian Troops Are Taking Putin’s Orders to Demilitarize Ukraine Literally
Russian strikes have hammered facilities that produce heavy gear the Ukrainian armed forces desperately need.
‘Stay Down Low’: Ukraine Fears Formidable Russian Air Defenses in the Donbas
Bolstered by the nearby border, Russia is making the fight in the east a no-go zone for Ukrainian air power.
Biden’s Dangerous New Ukraine Endgame: No Endgame
With his strategy to “weaken” Russia, the U.S. president may be turning the Ukraine war into a global one.
The Reluctant Peacemaker
Criticized for inaction in Ukraine, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres wades into diplomatic hellscape with little prospect of halting Russian invasion.
President Zourabichvili: Georgia Should Not Be ‘Forgotten’
As the Ukraine war rages, Tbilisi leans West and hedges East.
The Fight for Ukraine Is Forging a New World
If Ukraine prevails against Russia, the global movement toward a more empowered and freer digital world will accelerate.
The Real Reason the Russian Orthodox Church’s Leader Supports Putin’s War
Homophobia is at the heart of Patriarch Kirill’s endorsement.
Moldova Feels the Shock Waves of Putin’s War
Russia is now talking about driving toward Moldova’s border as part of its plan to redraw the map of the Black Sea region.
‘Thanks, Putin’: Finnish and Swedish Lawmakers Aim for NATO Membership
Politicians who have long called for Finland and Sweden to join NATO seem poised to finally get their wish.
Why Russia’s Economy Is Holding On
With oil exports strong in April, Putin avoids economic ruin while hammering Ukraine.
Sanctioning Russia Won’t Stop Putin. Just Look at Iran.
Iran is a cautionary tale that stubborn autocracies can’t be disciplined with sanctions.
Will Russia’s War End Irish Neutrality?
A key pillar of Dublin’s foreign policy may be another casualty of the conflict.
What the Fall of Mariupol Would Mean for the War
A propaganda win for Russia, a big battlefield boost, and a way to hide evidence of war crimes.
Is Ukraine’s Endgame a Russian Land Bridge?
That may depend on how much coastal territory Moscow wants—and whether it can hold it.
Diplomatic Life Returns to Kyiv—Slowly
Some, but not all, of the embassies that fled Ukraine’s capital are coming back.
Russia Tries for a Do-Over of Ukraine Invasion in the Donbas
It’s going to be “very, very tough,” one European official said—but Ukrainians remain defiant.
The 1 Percent Chance That Putin Will Be Prosecuted
The road to war crimes tribunals is exceedingly long—and full of dead ends.
Putin’s War Threatens Microchips, Teeth, and Beer
Russia’s invasion has torn asunder oil and agricultural markets. But there’s lots more economic carnage on the way.
Why the World Isn’t Really United Against Russia
Global institutions have long relegated much of the world to second-class status.
Moscow Strikes Back at Countries That Cross It
Russia seeks diplomatic payback at the United Nations and other forums against countries that have denounced its invasion of Ukraine.
The Ukraine Crisis Offers a Rare Chance for Energy and Climate Cooperation
Russia’s war in Ukraine has exposed some difficult truths about the world’s energy needs.
What Happens to the Homes Ukrainians Leave Behind?
Abandonment, destruction, or occupation of homes and property is a grim hallmark of modern conflicts.
Russia Flounders in Ukraine but Doubles Down in Mali
Russian mercenaries fill Mali vacuum as European powers pursue an exit.
How Finland Could Tilt the Balance Against Putin
Helsinki joining NATO is his worst nightmare—apart from losing Ukraine.
Russia’s Make-or-Break Gambit in the Donbas
Putin is hungry for some sort of win by Russia’s May 9 Victory Day.
The Right Way to Arm Ukraine
There has been too much cheerleading and too little attention to detail when it comes to giving Kyiv the weapons it needs.
The Ukraine War Doesn’t Change Everything
Russia’s war marks the definitive end of America’s unipolar moment and returns the world to a state best explained by realism.
Panicky Markets Are the Greatest Danger to Global Food Supply
The loss of Ukrainian and Russian wheat can be made up elsewhere.
Russia Is Mimicking Open-Source Intelligence Methods to Discredit Bucha Atrocities
The Kremlin is desperate to muddy the waters around its war crimes.
Russia’s New Top Commander in Ukraine Is ‘Willing to Sell His Soul’
A veteran of Russia’s brutal campaign in Syria, Aleksandr Dvornikov will have his work cut out for him as Moscow doubles down in eastern Ukraine.
Putin Is Targeting Ukrainian Hospitals. That’s a War Crime.
The Kremlin is reviving the brutal methods it used in Syria, and the World Health Organization is refusing to name the crime and its perpetrator.
Don’t Underestimate Ukraine’s Volunteer Hackers
Kyiv’s “IT army” could undermine Russia’s war narratives.
Why India Won’t Condemn Russia
The world’s largest democracy is under pressure to join the West in sanctioning Moscow. But New Delhi wants to keep its options open.
Ukraine Exposed the True Danger of Chinese Censorship
The Chinese public has been inoculated against outside information.
The Month That Changed a Century
Putin seeks to destroy not just Ukraine but the entire postwar global system. He may yet succeed.
To Prosecute Putin for War Crimes, Safeguard the Digital Proof
Holding Russia accountable for atrocities in Ukraine requires the painstaking collection and preservation of evidence in the face of rampant disinformation.
Russia’s Ukraine Propaganda Has Turned Fully Genocidal
Egged on by the language of annihilation and extermination, Russian soldiers have become willing executioners.
It’s Time to Beat Putin at Poker and Call His Bluff
The West must understand the high-stakes game Russia is engaging in, and use calculated aggression to expose the Kremlin's weak hand.
Macron’s Vision for European Autonomy Crashed and Burned in Ukraine
A grand intellectual edifice has collapsed under the weight of its own contradictions.
West Seeks to Pierce Russia’s Digital Iron Curtain
Governments and media sites are finding creative ways to get the truth about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war to regular Russians.
The Fall and Rise of the Russian Ruble
Western sanctions ravaged the ruble after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. How did the currency bounce back?
West Boots Out Hundreds of Russian Diplomats in Wake of Ukraine Invasion and War Crimes
But the U.S. and other countries are stopping short of kicking out Moscow’s ambassadors.
U.N. Kicks Russia Off Human Rights Council
In one way at least, so far, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has joined Muammar al-Qaddafi’s Libya.
‘We Can Stanch the Dying, but We Can’t Stop the Killing’
The International Rescue Committee’s David Miliband explains how humanitarian aid groups are managing a historic refugee crisis.
Russia to U.N. Members: You’re With Us or Against Us
Moscow will interpret a failure to vote against its ouster from the Human Rights Council as a show of support for the U.S.
South Korea Must Pick a Side
Russia’s war in Ukraine has shown the “shrimp among whales” that hedging is no longer a viable foreign policy.
Why Most of the Indo-Pacific Tiptoes Around Russia
With Beijing and Moscow working so closely together, countries find it risky to support the West on Ukraine.
Ukraine’s War Has Already Changed the World’s Economy
Global economics will never be the same—but not in the ways you might think.
Opposing China Means Defeating Russia
Moscow’s war isn’t a distraction. It’s part and parcel of the threat posed by Beijing.
Reports of Russian Atrocities in Ukraine Are Just the Beginning
Hellish scenes from the Kyiv suburb of Bucha spark fears of what awaits in Mariupol.
The Meaning of Ukraine’s Coming Neutrality
History offers clear examples of what neutral status means—and what it doesn’t.
Putin’s War Is an Existential Crisis for the United Nations
It needs to be replaced by an organization where one nation cannot escape accountability because it is in a special class.
Afghanistan’s Hungry Will Pay the Price for Putin’s War
The knock-on effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine are hammering wheat-dependent countries such as Afghanistan.
How to Avoid the Dark Ages of Arms Control
There are two possible pathways after Ukraine. One of them is harrowing.
Russians Likely to Encounter Growing Guerrilla Warfare in Ukraine
Kyiv says it plans to launch a coordinated campaign.
Russia’s War Is the End of Magical Thinking
The Davos view of globalization is dead—and that’s a good thing.
Russia Prepares Destructive Cyberattacks
So far, Moscow’s forays in cyberspace have been as ineffective as its frontal assaults—but that could change.
The Problem With Coverage of Women in War
Stereotypes “permit and exacerbate conflict,” experts say.
The West Is With Ukraine. The Rest, Not So Much.
Africa and Asia’s long-standing ties to Russia and resentments against Washington keep them on the fence—for now.
Why NATO Should Worry About the Balkans
Moscow is creating a pretext for further meddling in Bosnia.
Why Is the Wartime Press Corps So Hawkish?
The United States’ most reputable media outlets have a long history of tilting toward military action.
For India, Putin’s War Starts to Look Like a Gift
From cheap Russian oil to sudden overtures from China, India’s neutral stance on Ukraine has many benefits.
Ukraine Is Ready for Painful Concessions
The government and its people are recognizing what a cease-fire deal with Russia would really mean.
Russia Claims It Is Open to Peace Negotiations. Few Are Convinced.
The Kremlin could be using talks to buy time and regroup on the battlefield, experts warn.
What Does Russia Want in Ukraine?
Russian officials said they are backing off of Kyiv. But that doesn’t mean the invasion is over.
Ukraine’s War Is Erdogan’s Opportunity
Turkey’s president is seizing on Europe’s crisis to establish his own country’s independent power.
4 Reasons Why Putin’s War Has Changed Big Tech Forever
The conflict has permanently upended how the major platforms do business.
Russia Joins the Asian Club
Even if Russian President Vladimir Putin had never invaded Ukraine, Russia was tilting toward the Asian system.
The Realist Case for a Ukraine Peace Deal
Conflict resolution isn’t just for woolly-headed idealists.
Where Does Putin’s War Go From Here?
Experts outline five ways Russia’s bloody invasion of Ukraine might end.
Pentagon Rolls Out Defense Strategy Amid War in Europe
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced the Pentagon to tweak its China-focused approach.
Russia and Ukraine Are Fighting for the Legacy of World War II
Both countries draw on potent wartime myths.
Oksana Baulina, Fashion Editor-Turned-Kremlin Scourge, Killed in Kyiv
Russia loses a passionate voice against injustice.
‘An Absolute Effort to Strangle the People in the City’
FP’s Adam Tooze on the economics of Russia’s siege on Mariupol in Ukraine.
Would a Peace Deal Between Russia and Ukraine Do More Harm Than Good?
While a serious negotiated settlement could end Ukrainians’ suffering, a premature peace deal could be the worst possible outcome for Kyiv.
Putin Resorts to Syrian Mercenaries in Ukraine. It’s Not the First Time.
The Kremlin has been recruiting thousands of hardened Syrian fighters to join its war in Ukraine.
A Chance to Fix the Broken Refugee Model
We’ve learned a lot about how not to handle refugee crises.
Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage Is Desperate for Help
Russia could destroy Ukrainian history, unless the United States does something about it.
Ukrainian Counterattacks Are Pushing Back Russian Troops
“As we see, their Army is bullshit,” one Ukrainian official said.
Fleeing Ukraine’s Last Safe Haven
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have fled to Lviv since the war began. But Russian attacks are getting closer.
Learning the Right Cybersecurity Lessons From Putin
Does Russia’s restraint in Ukraine so far confirm that the digital domain isn’t especially useful for warfighting?
Russia’s Invasion Unleashes ‘Perfect Storm’ in Global Agriculture
Curtailed harvests and scarcer fertilizer all but promise hunger and hardship for tens of millions.
The EU Can Walk a Tightrope on Admitting Ukraine
Brussels should learn from its experience in the Western Balkans.
Bringing the Russian president to trial will be a challenge. But war crimes lawyers are raring to go.
Mohammed bin Salman Has Leverage on Biden—and Is Using It
Saudi Arabia’s cooperation on lowering oil prices will come at the cost of the West’s values.
Why the Corporate Flight From Russia Is No Precedent for China
Businesses are unlikely to face similar pressures in an Asian crisis.
Only a Financial NATO Can Win the Economic War
The West’s sanctions abroad will fall short without cooperation on bailouts at home.
‘The Ukrainians Are Listening’: Russia’s Military Radios Are Getting Owned
Russia’s encrypted military phones aren’t working. So they’ve resorted to stealing phones from Ukrainians.
Putin’s Brutal War Shows the Dilemmas of Nuclear Deterrence
Powerful threats could too easily become real disasters.
Ukraine Should Give Investors Second Thoughts on China
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war has shown autocracies aren’t safe bets.
U.S. Envoy Offers Limited Lifelines to Local Ukraine Embassy Staff
State Department tells local employees it left behind that the U.S. will continue paying them for “as long as possible.”
‘Winging It’: Russia Is Getting Its Generals Killed on the Front Lines
Russian generals have had to lead from the front because its amateur army can’t move otherwise.
Ukraine, Russia, and the Bear Hug of Authoritarianism
Of all the democracies that emerged in the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine has suffered the most from Russian interference.
The Moral Realism of Europe’s Refugee Hypocrisy
The difference between Europe’s treatment of Syrians and Ukrainians is evidence of racism—and reality.
Georgia Threatens to Sue Its Own President Over Her Support for Ukraine
Georgia’s ruling party, if not its populace, wants to appease the Kremlin. Georgia’s president does not.
Lviv Becomes the Center of Ukraine’s Resistance
With the east in flames, the western Ukrainian city houses refugees, aid workers, and diplomats seeking to turn the tide of war.
Putin’s War Is a Death Blow to Nuclear Nonproliferation
Russia has shown that an attacker with nuclear arms is fundamentally safe.
Viktor Orban Is the West’s Pro-Putin Outlier
Hungary’s prime minister is committed to splitting the difference between Brussels and Moscow.
Ukrainian Women on the Front Lines but Not in the Headlines
Ukrainian women are at the center of the war—but too often at the margins of public imagination.
The International Brigade 2.0
The foreign volunteers in Ukraine follow those who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War.
How Putin Bungled His Invasion of Ukraine
Faulty assumptions, terrible logistics, and a ferocious Ukrainian resistance have turned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian adventure to ashes—for now.
‘The World Must Know What Happened to Us’
After weeks of siege by the Russians, some in Mariupol are finally escaping the bombs, the burning buildings, and the bodies.
6 Questions About Russia’s War in Ukraine, Answered
Your guide to Foreign Policy’s coverage of the war so far.
Why Putin Probably Won’t Give Up Anytime Soon
History—and Putin’s penchant for risk—suggest he’s likely to dig in his heels.
Republican Senators Block Confirmation of Key Biden Officials, Stymying Ukraine Response
A Democratic lawmaker accuses Sen. Rick Scott of “single-handedly undermining” the United States’ full response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
U.N. to Keep Beasley at WFP as Food Crises Roil the World
The head of the United Nations’ top food agency will get a job extension now that Russia’s invasion has put food security at risk for millions.
In Mariupol, Russia’s Barbarity Is Laid Bare
Some civilians have escaped. Thousands have died. This is Putin’s war—and their story.
6 Things NATO Can Do to Help Ukraine Right Now
A no-fly zone is highly escalatory yet unlikely to work. Here are six better options.
Ukrainian Staff at U.S. Embassy, Left Behind, Say U.S. Is Backtracking on Promises of Support
“It looks as if some officials have already given up on Ukraine,” local staff told the State Department.
Is Biden Getting Sucked Into Putin’s War?
The Ukrainian president’s powerful appeal to Congress could change Washington’s careful calculus.
Poll: Experts Oppose No-Fly Zone Over Ukraine
IR scholars overwhelmingly say involving U.S. air power risks uncontrollable escalation. Biden and his advisors agree.
Bogged-Down Russian Troops Resort to Deadly Cluster Munitions
Weapons investigators say Russian use of cluster munitions across Ukraine—which are banned by most countries—has been “flagrant and widespread.”
Ukraine’s Mothers Are the Heart of the War
Women separated from their husbands have become a symbol of the country’s moral standing.
Syrian Fighters May End Up on Both Sides of the Ukraine War
Young Syrians have already served as mercenaries elsewhere.
America’s ICC Animus Gets Tested by Putin’s Alleged War Crimes
Does U.S. support for an investigation of Russia’s attack on Ukraine signal a bigger policy shift?
Moscow Turns U.S. Volunteers Into New Bogeyman in Ukraine
With Russia’s use of mercenaries growing, the Kremlin seeks distractions.
The Risky Status of Ukraine’s Foreign Fighters
Russia has labeled Ukraine’s foreign fighters “mercenaries”—raising questions about their legal status if captured.
Will Russia Chase Out Big Tech?
The Kremlin’s battle with foreign tech companies didn’t begin in January.
A New Nuclear Arms Race Is a Real Possibility
History suggests the war in Ukraine could put an end to arms control as we know it.
Putin, Zelensky Still Talking—Through Israelis
Putin and Bennett spoke for an hour and a half on Monday even as the Russian assault grinds on.
Hungary’s Orban Pivots Away From Putin as Elections Loom
For 12 years, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has carried water for Putin. Now, he’s wavering.
Sending Old Fighter Jets to Ukraine Is a Terrible Idea
The urge to do something is strong, but there are more practical ways to help.
Russia’s Road to Odesa Runs Through Mykolaiv
War is intensifying along the Black Sea coast, with one key city standing in the invaders’ way.
Odesa’s Defense Stiffened by Belarusian Volunteers
For hundreds who fled Minsk’s oppression, Ukraine’s fight has become theirs.
The Intellectual Catastrophe of Vladimir Putin
The meaning of Russia’s war in Ukraine is its own national weakness.
The Language of Russia’s War on Ukraine
Putin’s weaponization of the Russian language has solidified Ukrainian identity and statehood.
U.S. Commission Urges Biden to Designate Ukraine, Georgia as Major Non-NATO Allies
The move would facilitate military and economic support for Kyiv as it battles a brutal Russian offensive.
Life Underground in Bomb-Shattered Kharkiv
Two weeks into the war, residents of Ukraine’s second-largest city are still surviving in squalid shelters.
Georgia Walks a Fine Line After Ukraine Invasion
Tbilisi has its own history with Moscow. So why the cold shoulder to Ukraine this time?
Would Putin Use Nuclear Weapons?
The urge to do more to help Ukraine is running up against concerns over nuclear escalation with Russia.
Putin United the West—but Now Comes the Hard Part
Security will require painful trade-offs Western governments may not be ready to make.
Germany Should Look to Africa for Gas, Not Russia
To stop financing Moscow’s brutal wars, Berlin should help African countries develop their energy sectors.
Why This Commodity Crunch Is Different
The last time prices soared, Latin American economies boomed. Now, trouble is ahead.
How Rising Oil Prices Will Change the World as We Know It
FP columnist Adam Tooze on the implications for inflation and climate change.
Europe Is Ready for All of Ukraine’s Refugees
The European Union is preparing to meet the burden of a historic refugee crisis.
Germany Is Debating How Much to Suffer for Ukraine
Europe’s largest economy is trying to figure out just how badly it would fare without Russian gas.
Putin’s War Is Shaking Up the French Election
As Macron negotiates with Putin, some of his rivals dance around their past enthusiasm for the Russian leader.
Putin’s War Could Save the Global Economic Order
In this crisis, Western countries have shaken off decades of economic policy lethargy.
Turkey’s Balancing Act on Ukraine Is Becoming More Precarious
Ankara faces growing pressure to pick sides between Kyiv and Moscow.
Ukraine Wants NATO Jets. Biden Says Not Yet.
The difficulty in delivering NATO-owned, Soviet-built aircraft highlights the tightrope U.S. President Joe Biden is walking.
Europe’s New Security Unity Can Repair Damaged Relationships
The United Kingdom should be a critical part of post-Ukraine arrangements.
Ukraine Is Europe’s Chance for Renewal
Russia’s war in Ukraine has to be met not just with resistance but with inspiration.
Russia’s ‘Eleventh-Hour’ Interference in the Iran Deal
Moscow is seeking to use the Iran deal to shield itself from the full effect of Western sanctions.
In Backing Russia on Ukraine, Iran Is on the Wrong Side of History
The self-proclaimed champion of anti-imperialism is now sugarcoating an imperial war.
From Siege to Sanctuary
In two weeks, ordinary Ukrainians have become refugees, soldiers, and the symbol of a nation’s resilience when under attack.
Can London Cleanse Itself of Dirty Russian Money?
Bill Browder on why the U.K.’s new Economic Crime Bill isn’t enough to kick out Russian oligarchs.
Hints of a Ukraine-Russia Deal?
Zelensky appears to float suggestions of a compromise, but U.S. officials fear Putin could double down.
Kyiv Braces for the Onslaught
Ukraine’s capital still stands, even as its suburbs have been mauled by indiscriminate Russian strikes.
U.S.-Venezuelan Oil Deal Should Not Forget Democracy
A surprise trip to Caracas seems to have secured some energy relief—but needs to yield democratic benefits, too.
An International Relations Theory Guide to the War in Ukraine
A consideration of which theories have been vindicated—and which have fallen flat.