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Apr 18, 2014, 1:30pm EDT
  • June 28, 2022

    Finland and Sweden’s historic NATO bids, explained

    Turkey dropped its opposition after striking a deal with the Nordic countries at the NATO summit, paving the way for the alliance to officially expand.

  • May 17, 2022

    The staggering amount of US military aid to Ukraine, explained in one chart

    $9.8 billion — and that tranche for Ukraine is only part of the picture.

  • April 12, 2022

    When Russian troops arrived, their relatives disappeared

    A local official and a journalist’s father were abducted. Their families’ stories are part of a pattern of disappearances in Russia-occupied Ukraine.

  • March 11, 2022

    “The alarmists were right all along”: A Moscow journalist on Putin and the new Russian reality

    An independent journalist describes what life is like inside Russia’s parallel universe.

  • March 10, 2022

    How high can gas prices go?

    The US ban on Russian imports has a modest effect, but what comes next matters more.

  • March 9, 2022

    How the left is reckoning with Russia’s war

    Progressives are grappling with the US response — and America’s role in the world.

  • March 5, 2022

    How the war in Ukraine could change history

    A political scientist on why the fate of the global political order hangs in the balance.

  • March 3, 2022

    Escaping Kyiv

    One woman’s weekend in a bomb shelter and her solo journey out of the embattled capital city.

  • March 1, 2022

    Sanctions will have a “devastating” impact on Russia

    What economic sanctions mean for Russia and the world, explained by an expert.

  • March 1, 2022

    Russia’s war with Ukraine — and reality

    Peter Pomerantsev on whether Putin’s ability to manufacture reality may have reached its limits in Ukraine.

  • March 1, 2022

    The Ukraine war shows the limits of US power

    America is still a superpower. But in the face of Russia, the US is not almighty.

  • February 25, 2022

    The Ukrainian refugee crisis has already begun

    The time for the US and its European allies to act is now.

  • April 19, 2019

    Ukraine’s next president may be a comedian who played the president on TV

    Meet Volodymyr Zelensky.

  • September 2, 2014

    Why Russia is invading Ukraine, in 2 minutes

    Russian President Vladimir Putin crossed a major line for a reason.

  • May 26, 2014

    Is Putin losing control of Ukraine's rebels?

    Today's battle in Donetsk suggests the insurgents may be moving away from Moscow's influence.

  • May 23, 2014

    Ukrainian vigilantes are shooting at separatists

    Why it's very, very bad that a right-wing militia just attacked and killed some pro-Russia separatists.

  • May 16, 2014

    Obama's plan to let Putin hang himself is working

    Putin may have been defeated in Ukraine by his own over-reach — with some assistance from the US.

  • May 8, 2014

    This chart is good news for Ukraine, bad for Putin

    Even Russian-speaking eastern Ukrainians don't want to follow Crimea in seceding.

  • May 7, 2014

    Wikipedia's founder has a plan to fix Ukraine

    Foolproof plan

  • May 5, 2014

    Putin's stereotypes of Europe, mapped

    "Union of Incestual Homosexuals" is probably not far-off from Putin's view of the European Union.

  • May 2, 2014

    The Simpsons predicted the Ukraine crisis in 1998

    This 16-year-old clip from the show is surprisingly effective at explaining today's crisis.

  • April 28, 2014

    If Obama were brutally honest about Russia

    Here's the speech the president might give if he popped a couple of truth pills and addressed the nation tonight.

  • April 25, 2014

    This chart shows why Ukraine won't have civil war

    The simple truth is that eastern Ukrainians don't want to fight.

  • April 24, 2014

    A clear guide to the three risks of war in Ukraine

    Russia is playing up the risk of a war with Ukraine or a Ukrainian civil war, but another sort of conflict is much likelier.

  • April 21, 2014

    Obama's tough new plan for dealing with Russia

    The US's "new containment" Russia strategy is the toughest in 20 years, but at a price.

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