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A Ukrainian tank rolls along a road near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region.
A Ukrainian tank rolls along a road near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region.

‘General Frost’ Will Be Fighting for Both Sides This Time

Winter may slow down Ukraine’s advances, but Kyiv is better prepared than Russia’s ragtag forces.

A protester holds a placard with the words “Russians are against Putin and the war.”
A protester holds a placard with the words “Russians are against Putin and the war.”

Russian Exiles Struggle to Form a United Opposition to Putin

Historically, Russian emigrants have been reluctant to form exile communities and have tried to assimilate.

A man with a Ukrainian flag stands on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington.
A man with a Ukrainian flag stands on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington.

Congress to Ukraine: We’ve Still Got Your Back

Lawmakers flock to security conference to allay doubts over long-term Ukraine commitment.

Anti-Russia and pro Ukraine banners hang on the fence in front of the Russian Federation embassy in Tallinn, Estonia.
Anti-Russia and pro Ukraine banners hang on the fence in front of the Russian Federation embassy in Tallinn, Estonia.

Estonia’s Former Spy Chief: Too Soon to Count Russia Out

Mikk Marran talks about Moscow’s intelligence failures, cyberwar, and whether Western resolve will last the winter.

Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds as he hosts Russia's medal-winning athletes of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and members of the country's Paralympic team at the Kremlin in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds as he hosts Russia's medal-winning athletes of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and members of the country's Paralympic team at the Kremlin in Moscow.

All the Kremlin’s Trolls

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put Moscow’s worldwide influence operations to the test.

A Ukrainian soldier fires at Russian positions.
A Ukrainian soldier fires at Russian positions.

Ukraine’s Appetite for Weapons Is Straining Western Stockpiles

“I think everyone now is sufficiently worried,” a NATO official said.

An unexploded missile and a man running away from another Russian missile explosion
An unexploded missile and a man running away from another Russian missile explosion

NATO Chief Says Ukraine Air Defense Likely Cause of Poland Explosion

Russia still to blame for incident after bombarding Ukraine with missiles, Stoltenberg says.

A man carries his son on his shoulders as they walk past graffiti on a wall depicting a Ukrainian serviceman making a shot with a U.S.-made Javelin portable anti-tank missile system.
A man carries his son on his shoulders as they walk past graffiti on a wall depicting a Ukrainian serviceman making a shot with a U.S.-made Javelin portable anti-tank missile system.

Zelensky’s Travel Ban on Ukrainian Men Could Damage War Morale

New survey data shows a majority of Ukrainians do not support the travel ban in its current form.

Pedestrians cross a street during a power cut in downtown Kyiv amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Pedestrians cross a street during a power cut in downtown Kyiv amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian artillery unit members get prepared to fire toward Kherson amid Russia's military invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian artillery unit members get prepared to fire toward Kherson amid Russia's military invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine Pushes Russia Out of Kherson, the Biggest Liberation Yet

Ukraine is continuing its offensive—even in subzero temperatures.

A Norwegian Home Guard soldier stands guard, assisting the police with increased security at the Karsto gas processing plant.
A Norwegian Home Guard soldier stands guard, assisting the police with increased security at the Karsto gas processing plant.

Europe’s Seabed Is Its Soft Underbelly

Explosions along the Nord Stream pipelines have exposed the vulnerability of energy and communications networks in the continent’s northern seas.

Ukrainian soldiers check their weapons at a position on the front line in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on Oct. 24, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian soldiers check their weapons at a position on the front line in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on Oct. 24, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine Says It Needs More Guns, Shells, and Firepower

“We are requesting new rounds all the time that have longer range and more explosiveness,” said one Ukrainian military official.

Books are seen among the debris in Borodyanka, Ukraine.
Books are seen among the debris in Borodyanka, Ukraine.

The Defiance of Celebrating Literature in the Midst of War

How this year’s Lviv BookForum in Ukraine became an act of solidarity.

Russian President Vladimir Putin flies on a helicopter.
Russian President Vladimir Putin flies on a helicopter.

Russia Wages Winter Information War Against the West

The Kremlin is headhunting useful idiots to undermine European unity before Kyiv can prevail.

The UN logo is shown with the word "Disarmament" on the wall behind it.
The UN logo is shown with the word "Disarmament" on the wall behind it.

Why the War in Ukraine Won’t Spark a Nuclear Proliferation Cascade

Arguments to the contrary overlook the complexity of nuclear decision-making.

A storm cloud hangs over the U.S. Capitol.
A storm cloud hangs over the U.S. Capitol.

Kyiv Is Hoping the Republican Party’s Better Angels Prevail in the U.S. Midterms

A small but vocal minority of pro-Trump Republicans are openly questioning U.S. support for Ukraine.

A general view shows a United Nations Security Council meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on September 30, 2022.
A general view shows a United Nations Security Council meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on September 30, 2022.
A Ukrainian flag flies amid black smoke in an otherwise bright blue sky above buildings in Lviv.
A Ukrainian flag flies amid black smoke in an otherwise bright blue sky above buildings in Lviv.

Biden’s Soft Underbelly on Ukraine

The Biden administration’s fear of provoking Putin and risking World War III has become an excuse to do less for Ukraine.

A local resident sits outside a building destroyed by Russian, Iranian-made, drones after an airstrike on Bila Tserkva, southwest of Kyiv, on October 5, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
A local resident sits outside a building destroyed by Russian, Iranian-made, drones after an airstrike on Bila Tserkva, southwest of Kyiv, on October 5, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

‘All It Takes is One’: Iran Gives Russia Help From the Air

Russia’s new Iranian-made drones put Ukraine “a bit more on the defensive,” one expert said.

The Royal Norwegian Navy is aboard a ship in the Baltic Sea.
The Royal Norwegian Navy is aboard a ship in the Baltic Sea.

NATO Doubles Naval Presence in Baltic, North Seas After Pipeline Sabotage

Russia’s suspected sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines has brought a flood of Western naval assets into the region.

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