Is Russia Preparing to Go to War in Ukraine?
Troop buildup near Ukraine’s border is the largest since 2014.
Russia’s Buildup Near Ukraine Puts Team Biden on Edge
Is Russia testing the waters or just testing Biden?
Russians Aren’t Buying Putin’s PR Stunts Anymore
To save its approval ratings, the Kremlin might be better focusing its energy elsewhere.
It Is Western Europe’s Turn for a Brain Drain
Knowledge-sector jobs are heading to Eastern Europe, and the consequences could remake the EU.
Ukraine Cracks Down on Its Own Pro-Russian QAnon
With media bans and treason charges, well-financed conspiracy peddlers are being shut down.
Russia and China Are Exploiting Europe’s Vaccine Shortfalls
Slovakia’s prime minister has resigned over a secret delivery of Moscow’s Sputnik V as Brussels struggles to keep the EU united.
The U.S. Army Goes to School on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Off-the-shelf air power changes the battlefield of the future.
Biden Can Help Armenia and Azerbaijan Make Peace. Here’s How.
Four steps Washington can take to facilitate a lasting end to the conflict.
Young Belarusians Dream of Creating a Normal European Country
A generation of entrepreneurs and artists are facing prison sentences.
Lukashenko’s Brutal Crackdown Has Lethal Help From Moscow
An investigation into the suppression of protests discovered the widespread use of Russian weapons.
The Mice Who Caught the Cat—and Rattled the Kremlin
“We Are Bellingcat” charts the rise of the digital sleuths who have used open-source investigations to foil Russia’s intelligence agencies.
Ukraine’s Debt Problem Spells Trouble
If the government continues to pile up debt without necessary reforms, it will set its economy on the road to ruin.
Arrest of Georgia’s Opposition Leader Prompts Call for Sanctions
A police raid on the opposition headquarters is a watershed moment for the region’s only democracy.
‘Please Don’t Disappoint the Belarusian People’
As Belarus’s embattled president continues a brutal crackdown, challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya tries to keep the flames of democracy alive.
Energy Transition Is the Future. National Oil Companies Are Betting on the Past.
State-owned oil companies are on the verge of investing $400 billion in projects incompatible with the Paris Agreement. If they fail, it could spark an emerging market debt crisis.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Political psychologists offer a new approach to authoritarianism, Ukraine clamps down on pro-Russian media, and a critically acclaimed documentary chronicles Wuhan’s lockdown.
Ukraine’s President Finally Flexes His Muscles
Volodymyr Zelensky is taking on his country’s pro-Russian media machine. But can he emerge victorious?
How the European Parliament Entrenched the Region’s Autocrats
European parties were supposed to create a European democracy. Instead, they’ve given cover to bad actors.
Poland’s Businesses Are Rejecting Their Lockdown
The Polish government ordered the economy to shut down. Small-business owners organized a mutiny.