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Ukrainian servicemen taking part in the armed conflict with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk region of the country attend the handover ceremony of military heavy weapons and equipment in Kiev on November 15, 2018.

The West’s Weapons Won’t Make Any Difference to Ukraine

U.S. military equipment wouldn’t realistically help Ukrainians—or intimidate Putin.

A report card is superimposed over U.S. President Joe Biden.

Is Biden’s Foreign Policy Grade A Material?

More than 30 experts grade the U.S. president’s first year of foreign policy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart, Aleksandr Lukashenko, hold a press conference in Moscow.

Russia May Send Troops to Belarus Soon

Minsk is cautious of being used as a staging ground for an attack on Ukraine.

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What Do You Want To Know About The Ukraine Crisis?

A space for subscribers to submit questions to our team of reporters and experts.

NATO Secretary-General George Robertson and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Brussels in October 2001.

When Putin Loved NATO

Former NATO Secretary-General George Robertson, who had a cordial relationship with the Russian leader, recalls an era when Moscow wanted closer ties with the West.

Ruble exchange rates in Moscow.

What Financial Markets Are Telling Biden About Geopolitics

As Washington crafts its foreign policy, asset prices may offer important guidance.

People protest energy price hikes in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan’s Unrest Leaves Behind a Traumatized Society

Overloaded hospitals are struggling amid a coronavirus spike.

Biden and Xi hold a virtual summit

Biden and Asia: Modest Progress, Ongoing Confusion

Washington is trying to run three Asia policies at once—and each is missing substance.

Police vehicles sit outside of Congregation Beth Israel synagogue.

How Aafia Siddiqui Became a Radical Cause Célèbre

The Pakistani citizen, a U.S. federal prisoner, has attracted support from extremists around the world.

The U.S. Cavalry, outside of the Great Wall of China

When America Invaded China

The Boxer Rebellion still shapes Beijing’s attitude toward the United States.

Afghan militia gather in Afghanistan.

America Doesn’t Control the Forever Wars

The slow fall of the nation-state’s monopoly on violence will shape future conflicts.

A military training course in Armenia.

Russia Is Worried About Challenges in the Caucasus

The Nagorno-Karabakh war’s aftermath is still impacting Moscow’s plans.

A Ukrainian military serviceman waits at his position on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists.

Russia Planning Provocation in Ukraine as Pretext for War

Warnings from U.S. officials come amid a cyberattack on Ukrainian government websites.

A man in military clothing stands inside the damaged Holy Savior Cathedral in the Nagorno-Karabakh city of Shusha, known as Shushi to Armenians.

Cultural Desecration Is Racial Discrimination

A recent International Court of Justice decision regarding Azerbaijan’s actions in Nagorno-Karabakh could offer protection to threatened cultural heritage sites around the world.

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