Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron (not pictured) at the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30, 2018.

A “New Cold War” to Decide the Future of Europe—and the World

Trump’s ambassador to the OSCE says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is an attack on “all of America’s allies.”

Ones and Tooze Override Photo

The Ones and Tooze Podcast: Inside the Davos Bubble

Omicron has relegated the conference to online-only status, but it’s still the world’s most closely watched gathering of the rich and powerful.

Bill Clinton and Joe Biden  at a meeting of the U.S. Congressional delegation to the NATO summit in Spain on July 7, 1998.

Liberal Illusions Caused the Ukraine Crisis

The greatest tragedy about Russia’s potential invasion is how easily it could have been avoided.

NATO Secretary-General George Robertson and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Brussels in October 2001.

When Putin Loved NATO

Former NATO Secretary-General George Robertson, who had a cordial relationship with the Russian leader, recalls an era when Moscow wanted closer ties with the West.

A meeting of the United Nations Security Council

Biden Plans U.N. Showdown if Russia Invades Ukraine

There’s lots of history at the Security Council, but few changes.

Water vapor rises from the Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant shortly before it was permanently shut down as part of Germany's phaseout of all nuclear power, near Grafenrheinfeld, Germany. on June 11, 2015

Amid Energy Crisis, EU Fights Over Whether Nuclear Is Green

Brussels’s plans to cut emissions by promoting nuclear power has parts of the bloc up in arms.

Angela Merkel and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attend the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence’s opening.

The WHO’s New Pandemic Center Isn’t Ready for Action

For now, the health agency’s newest hub is mostly just for show.

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde attends a NATO meeting.

Swedish Foreign Minister: Joining NATO Is Up to Us

Russian threats to Ukraine have spurred security conversations in northern Europe.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg shakes hands with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

Finland and Sweden Are Done With Deference to Russia

Even if the two Nordic countries don’t join NATO, they have signaled a new era in relations with Moscow.


The Problem With Sanctions

From the White House to Turtle Bay, sanctions have never been more popular. But why are they so hard to make work?

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with U.S President Joe Biden during their meeting at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva on June 16, 2021.

Biden Set for Putin Call to Ease Ukraine Standoff

The United States is demanding that Russia roll back more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border.

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue leaders have a virtual meeting.

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Biden pledged to restore the United States’ alliances. It’s been a bigger headache than he anticipated.

Putin inspects military drills

Use Climate and Trade Policy to Counter Putin’s Playbook

Joint U.S.-EU carbon border fees could be much more damaging to Russia than sanctions.

Dozens of internally displaced Afghan families collect food in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s Aid Infrastructure Is Unraveling

Famine and destitution loom, yet more aid could strengthen the Taliban.

A monitor displays a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Quad Should Speak Out Against Russia’s Aggression Toward Ukraine

It’s time for the Indo-Pacific democracies to address the crisis.

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