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Ukrainian police forensic experts exhume a body.
Ukrainian police forensic experts exhume a body.

Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Become Genocide

Moscow is already carrying out ethnic cleansing.

A man wears a QAnon shirt while boarding a shuttle bus.
A man wears a QAnon shirt while boarding a shuttle bus.

Americans, Like Swedes, Need Help Telling Fact From Fiction

A botched disinformation board shouldn’t be the end of efforts to educate the public.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Hungary’s Orban Dials Dictatorship Up a Notch

Budapest’s faux state of emergency is meant to appease Putin and cement Orban’s hold on power.

From left, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger, and World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende attend a session at the WEF annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on May 25.
From left, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger, and World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende attend a session at the WEF annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on May 25.

Why We Need Davos Man Back

It’s fun to bash billionaires. But with the global system under assault, we need all the help we can get.

Honor guards carry the coffin of Rustam Zarifulin, a Kyrgyz soldier who died fighting for Russia in Ukraine, in Kara-Balta, Kyrgyzstan, on March 27.
Honor guards carry the coffin of Rustam Zarifulin, a Kyrgyz soldier who died fighting for Russia in Ukraine, in Kara-Balta, Kyrgyzstan, on March 27.

Restive Caucasus Sees Signs of Discontent with Putin’s War

But with power increasingly centralized in the Kremlin, don’t look for Moscow’s empire to fracture anytime soon.

An airport vehicle pulls a portion of a shipment of weapons that include Javelin anti-tank missiles and other military hardware delivered on a National Airlines plane by the United States military at Boryspil Airport near Kyiv on January 25, 2022 in Boryspil, Ukraine.
An airport vehicle pulls a portion of a shipment of weapons that include Javelin anti-tank missiles and other military hardware delivered on a National Airlines plane by the United States military at Boryspil Airport near Kyiv on January 25, 2022 in Boryspil, Ukraine.

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.

Smoke rises after an attack by the Russian army.
Smoke rises after an attack by the Russian army.

Russia’s Black Sea Blockade Will Turbocharge the Global Food Crisis

Lithuania’s call for a naval coalition to break Russia’s stranglehold on Ukraine’s exports hasn’t been taken up—yet.

(From right to left) Daniel Günther, minister-president of Schleswig-Holstein; Friedrich Merz, federal chairman of the Christian Democratic Union; and Hendrik Wüst, minister-president of North Rhine-Westphalia, stand together in Berlin on May 9.
(From right to left) Daniel Günther, minister-president of Schleswig-Holstein; Friedrich Merz, federal chairman of the Christian Democratic Union; and Hendrik Wüst, minister-president of North Rhine-Westphalia, stand together in Berlin on May 9.

Germany’s Christian Democrats Are on a Comeback Mission

The future of governance in the country looks very much like a conservative-green alliance.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a group meeting of his Justice and Development Party at the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara, Turkey, on May 18.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a group meeting of his Justice and Development Party at the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara, Turkey, on May 18.

Why Has Erdogan Ramped Up Turkey’s Clash With the PKK?

Intensifying conflict with the Kurdish armed movement in Iraq and Syria will likely improve his chances of reelection.

A destroyed bridge in eastern Ukraine
A destroyed bridge in eastern Ukraine

Corruption Could Mean Ukraine Loses a Future Peace

Reconstruction partners must be careful not to hand money to oligarchs.

An immigrant holds a “Nobody Is Illegal” placard at a demonstration in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon on July 11, 2021.
An immigrant holds a “Nobody Is Illegal” placard at a demonstration in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon on July 11, 2021.

How Portugal Quietly Became a Migration Hub

The country has a hot labor market and offers a path to EU citizenship for undocumented workers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the Victory Day parade.
Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the Victory Day parade.

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.

Russian energy giant Gazprom said it had stopped all gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria.
Russian energy giant Gazprom said it had stopped all gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria.

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.

Russian service members in Ukraine
Russian service members in Ukraine

Russia Is a Real Threat to NATO

Despite its failings, the Russian military is still a powerful force.

Russia's assault on the South Caucasus in the 19th century
Russia's assault on the South Caucasus in the 19th century

For Opposition to Putin’s War, Look to the Fringes of His Empire

The dirty secret of the Russian military is that long-conquered subjects are the Kremlin’s cannon fodder.

Ukrainian infantry take part in a training exercise with tanks near Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Ukraine, less than 50 miles from the front lines, on May 9.
Ukrainian infantry take part in a training exercise with tanks near Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Ukraine, less than 50 miles from the front lines, on May 9.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stands with Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stands with Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist.

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.

French soldiers during a NATO drill in Estonia
French soldiers during a NATO drill in Estonia

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.

Vucic and Merkel, each behind a podium, smile at one another. The German flag can be seen behind Merkel.
Vucic and Merkel, each behind a podium, smile at one another. The German flag can be seen behind Merkel.

The False Promise of Europeanization

Central Europe and the Balkans expose the failures of European integration.

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