It’s been a year since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the war continues. How should we be thinking about what comes next?
It’s not a great time to be an oligarch who’s unenthusiastic about Putin’s war in Ukraine.
Xi Jinping said his country and Putin’s Russia are friends with “no limits.” The reality is more complicated.
Putin’s hollow rhetoric warrants no concessions from the West.
Vladimir Putin is pushing humanity toward an era of war that might be worse than anything we have seen before. It could threaten the very survival of our species.
A better future requires Putin’s defeat—and the end to imperial aspirations.
For the great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev, the Kremlin today is taking the country back to the authoritarian nightmare of the past.
The West cannot assume that the Russian leader will be a rational actor on nukes if he sees his nation and regime under existential threat.
We just forgot to fear them.
I asked several experts to share the indicators they’re tracking most closely to determine whether Russian nuclear use in Ukraine is imminent—and to help us all separate the signal from the noise.
The attack on the crucial link between Russia and Crimea matters less for its tactical significance and more for what it says about the course of the war.
Revisiting Russia’s brutal civil war
Yielding to Putin’s blackmail would be folly.
We must refuse to get used to it all.
The Russian president against the world
His baldly illegitimate claim to four Ukrainian provinces shows contempt for the global order—and his own subjects.
The sham referendum in Ukraine was for domestic consumption.
Putin is running out of time.
Putin’s erratic actions are not those of a secure leader.
The West faces a simple choice: reduce aid to Ukraine and deliver Russia a victory, or else finish the job it has begun.