Offering the Russian president a face-saving compromise will only enable future aggression.
The regime offers Russians little more than selective memories of Soviet-era military triumph.
First comes the dehumanization. Then comes the killing.
In a wide-ranging conversation at his compound in Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tells The Atlantic what Ukraine needs to survive—and describes the price it has paid.
Unless democracies defend themselves, the forces of autocracy will destroy them.
Ukrainians and the world’s democratic powers must work toward the only acceptable endgame.
The Origins of Totalitarianism has much to say about a world of rising authoritarianism.
By enabling Putin and other global kleptocrats, the West undermined democracy. It’s time to change tactics.
When Russia invaded Ukraine, the West’s assumptions about the world became unsustainable.
No nation is forced to repeat its past. But something familiar is taking place in Ukraine.
But there are no Churchills, either. And Ukraine will fight alone.
American and European leaders’ profound lack of imagination has brought the world to the brink of war.
He is threatening to invade Ukraine because he wants democracy to fail—and not just in that country.
Putin is right about one thing: A free, prosperous, democratic neighbor is a threat to his autocratic regime.
The Washington Post’s Fred Hiatt understood that basic values need to be defended.
The United States has a dirty-money problem.
By attacking the past, Putin and his supporters are also attacking the future.
If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse.
Belarus’s ruler has used asylum seekers to destabilize the EU. And he’s not the only one profiting politically from their misfortune.
His new documentary is designed to sow mistrust of the country’s most important institutions.