The Ukraine War Is Dividing Europe’s Arctic Indigenous People
It has driven a wedge between Sámi in Russia and those in Nordic countries.
Biden’s Endgame Shouldn’t Be Victory for Ukraine
There is no realistic scenario for Ukraine to win. Washington should push for a settlement.
From Pushkin to Putin: Russian Literature’s Imperial Ideology
Russian classical literature, chock full of dehumanizing nationalism, reads disturbingly familiar today.
Here’s How to Help Ukraine Handle Putin’s Food Blockade
Creative storage and transport of the new harvest can undercut Russia’s weaponization of global hunger.
Will the Kaliningrad Crisis Lead to War?
Lithuania’s muscular move to enforce EU sanctions by blocking Russian rail cargo could risk escalating the Russia-NATO conflict.
Take Realist Arguments Over Russia in Good Faith
As Thucydides’s history shows, wielding power needs open debate.
Why the West Should Make Peace With Erdogan Now
He is the one unsavory character the West urgently needs better relations with.
The G-7 Agrees: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is a ‘Zeitenwende’
New survey data shows majorities across the group of major industrial countries see Putin’s aggression as a fundamental turning point for the world.
What the Fall of Empires Tells Us About the Ukraine War
Russia’s war can only be understood as a bloody post-imperial conflict.
Germany’s New Resolve on Russia Is Already Flagging
Berlin—along with Paris—may yet help Moscow snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
There’s a Method to Macron’s Madness
The French president wants to leave room for talks and carve out a bigger role for France.
Ukraine Wants a Lend-Lease Plan for Energy to Escape Russian Chokehold
Russia blackmails its neighbors with energy. Kyiv needs a solution.
Why Do People Hate Realism So Much?
The school of thought doesn’t explain everything—but its proponents foresaw the potential for conflict over Ukraine long before it erupted.
EU Mulls Putting Ukraine on Track for Membership
Official candidacy for the bloc is unlikely, but even a lesser accession status would send a powerful signal.
Biden Is Still Worried About Poking the Russian Bear
“If that’s our attitude, we’re never going to win a war again, ever,” said one U.S. source familiar with the debate.