NATO Countries Begin Ushering Finland and Sweden Into the Fold
The U.K. and several Nordic countries have offered security guarantees to what could be NATO’s newest members.
Finns Show Up for Conscription. Russians Dodge It.
Two seemingly similar systems produce very different militaries.
How to Help Ukraine Fight Cultural Erasure
Russia is seeking to destroy Ukrainian culture. The West must help those working to preserve it.
A Children’s Hospital in Wartime
Pediatric patients from all over Ukraine crowd into a single facility.
What’s the Endgame in Ukraine?
As Washington prepares to send another $40 billion in military aid and Europe seeks a Russian oil embargo, the West’s ultimate goal is still unclear.
Why Is Madrid Pandering to Morocco?
Spain has traded five decades of neutrality on Western Sahara while getting nothing but a spyware scandal in return.
Could Sabotage Stop Putin From Using the Nuclear Option?
If the West is behind mysterious fires in Russia, the ongoing—but deniable—threat could deter Putin from escalating.
Western Companies Can Help Ukraine by Sending Work
Ukraine’s tech outsourcing sector, one of Europe’s largest, has adapted nimbly to the war.
A Glimpse at Life Under Russian Occupation
Stanislav Aseyev’s “In Isolation” depicts the absurd brutality of military rule in the Donbas.
Serbia’s Arms Deals Show It’s Tilting Away From Russia and Toward China
Belgrade’s purchase of FK-3 air defense systems from Beijing marks a shift in Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s diplomatic and defense policy.
The War in Ukraine Undermines Orban’s Illiberal Project
By dividing the Visegrad Group, Russia’s invasion gives Europe’s mainstream an opportunity to fight back.
Former Soviet States Are Distancing Themselves From Their Old Imperial Master
The war in Ukraine is prompting countries from Kazakhstan to Moldova to reexamine their colonial past and seek diplomatic allies beyond the Kremlin.
Stop Falling for Russia’s Delusions of Perpetual Victory
The best sources on the war are the Ukrainians on the ground.
Don’t Cling to Hopes That Putin Will Ever Face Justice
The system for prosecuting war crimes is broken—but focusing on sanctions could work.
U.S. Diplomats Tiptoe Back Into Ukraine—Weeks After Their European Counterparts
Lawmakers push the U.S. State Department to overcome its “bunker mentality,” but in Ukraine, that’s complicated.
Ukraine’s Military Pulled Itself Out of the Ruins of 2014
U.S. training helps but isn’t the main reason for the transformation.
Ukraine Faces an Economic Abyss
The West has a vital interest in keeping the country’s wartime economy running.