What Ukraine Can Tell Us About China
Russia’s invasion might inadvertently reveal much about Beijing’s future plans.
Does Putin’s War Mark a New Period in History?
It has been only two years since the start of another world crisis thought to mark a new era.
Is Using Nuclear Weapons Still Taboo?
The world is starting to forget the realities of nuclear weapons.
The Classic Cold War Conundrum Is Back
It is impossible to forget Russia’s violent and repressive actions in Ukraine, but it is necessary to deal with them to avoid escalation.
Yes, We Need to Talk About Cutting Energy Demand
By focusing only on energy supply, the world is ignoring some of the cheapest and quickest ways to fight the crisis.
What Does China Want in Ethiopia?
Beijing is stepping up its diplomatic efforts in the Horn of Africa as U.S. influence wanes.
Ukraine Is the Korean War Redux
Russia’s invasion heralds the transition to a new global order—but it will be less stable than the Cold War.
We Are Now in a Global Cold War
With NATO expanding its focus to China, new battle lines are being drawn.
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.
Congress Seeks to Declare Putin’s War Genocide
A bipartisan resolution will underscore that Russian war crimes in Ukraine have constituted a genocide.
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.
The Fall and Fall of Dmitry Medvedev
How the former Russian president went from geeky technocrat to deranged war hawk.
Can Plea Bargains Save the ICC?
Negotiated settlements would allow the court to go after more bad actors and could even mitigate further atrocities.