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Russian invasion of Ukraine

News and analysis on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Europe’s first major war in decades.

What Mariupol’s fall means for Russia — and Ukraine

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

The new Russian offensive in Ukraine isn’t going much better than the previous one

Could the Ukraine war spill over into Moldova?

The Biden experts waging war without weapons

The EU can’t quite get it together on a Russian oil embargo

Are sanctions against Russia working?

Was Russia’s decision to cut off natural gas exports a mistake?

An expert on why wars start, and how to prevent them

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is fracturing the delicate peace in the Arctic

Russia’s offensive in the Donbas can’t make up for its failure in Kyiv

A young man with his back to the camera wears a black jacket with a white letter “Z” made of tape on the back.

How “Z” became Putin’s new propaganda meme

Will new weapons shipments change the war for Ukraine?


The banned weapon Russia (and the US) won’t give up

How war in Ukraine is making people hungry in the Middle East


What Russia’s war means for the International Space Station

Will this grim satire help you understand what’s happening in Ukraine? Kind of.

Is Russia committing genocide in Ukraine?

When Russian troops arrived, their relatives disappeared

Here’s what the ICC can actually do about Putin’s war crimes


How Ukrainians are saving art during the war

What Congress’s sanctions on Russia would do

The isolation of Vladimir Putin

The International Space Station isn’t above global politics

Russian troops pull back from Kyiv, leaving horrors in their wake

Aid organizations try again to evacuate besieged Mariupol

What Chinese media is saying about Russia’s Ukraine war

No, Putin is not actually achieving his goals in Ukraine

What diplomatic solution might end the war in Ukraine?

9 big questions about Russia’s war in Ukraine, answered

What, exactly, is a “neutral” Ukraine?

Could Putin face punishment as a war criminal?

Animal welfare in wartime


How Stalin starved Ukraine

NATO was in crisis. Putin’s war made it even more powerful.

How Putin became the victim of his own lies

Thinking through the unthinkable

Is Russia holding back from cyberwar?

The dangerous new phase of Russia’s war in Ukraine, explained

Europe’s embrace of Ukrainian refugees, explained in six charts and one map