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The US just deepened its commitment to Ukraine by $40 billion

The European country where “replacement theory” reigns supreme

The developing Covid crisis in Beijing, explained

Finland and Sweden’s historic NATO bids, explained

What Mariupol’s fall means for Russia — and Ukraine

The Philippine election is the latest example of illiberalism’s popularity

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

Lebanon is in political crisis. Sunday’s elections won’t change that.

Why Sri Lanka’s new PM isn’t the change the country needs

The killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, explained

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

The extraordinary heat wave in India and Pakistan, explained

Could the Ukraine war spill over into Moldova?

The solution to “differential demography” is more migration

The Biden experts waging war without weapons

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

How many people have died from the Covid-19 crisis?

Are sanctions against Russia working?

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

The economic crisis in Sri Lanka, explained

Ron DeSantis is following a trail blazed by a Hungarian authoritarian

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

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

Deadly attacks on Afghan minorities show the Taliban isn’t keeping its promises

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

Why is it Macron and Le Pen, again?

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

Shanghai’s zero Covid nightmare

Will new weapons shipments change the war for Ukraine?

How China’s zero-Covid policy is failing Shanghai


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

What the media needs to get right in the next pandemic

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

Pakistan’s political crisis, briefly explained


How Ukrainians are saving art during the war