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April 19, 2023

Ukraine
Ukraine’s Counteroffensive: Will It Retake Crimea?

Ukraine remains intent on wresting Crimea back from Russia, but doing so would be difficult, and the peninsula could become a bargaining chip in future diplomatic talks.

February 13, 2023

Ukraine
How Countries Have Kept Up Domestic Support for the War in Ukraine

Governments most directly affected by Russia’s war on Ukraine all worry about sustaining domestic support for their policies. One year in, however, they have managed this problem with surprising succ…

A Russian military cadet stands in front of a billboard promoting contract army service in St. Petersburg.

February 6, 2023

Pakistan
What’s at Stake in Pakistan’s Power Crisis

Worsening blackouts are the latest manifestation of Pakistan’s economic distress. A brewing debt crisis could plunge the country into financial chaos.

October 11, 2022

Russia
Who Are Russia’s War Hawks, and Do They Matter?

The evolving views of hard-liners within Russia’s paramilitary, media, and national security establishments offer important clues as to the direction Putin will take the war in Ukraine.

Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov attend a military parade in the Chechen capital ofGrozny.

May 24, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine Should Wait on Cease-Fire Talks With Russia. Here’s Why.

Ukraine has rejected recent calls by the West for it to settle its war with Russia. Ukrainian leaders believe they have a chance to reclaim territory lost in the early fighting—and that they can do s…

A Ukrainian serviceman looks at a Russian ballistic missile booster that fell in a field in eastern Ukraine.

May 6, 2022

Russia
Putin’s Long Game in Ukraine: The Kremlin Perspective

As the world anticipates Russia’s next move in Ukraine, one of Vladimir Putin’s top advisors has laid out how Moscow sees the future of its struggle against the West.

December 23, 2021

Ukraine
The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Scorecard on Biden’s Response

U.S. officials have preserved NATO unity in the face of Russian military threats, but they have not yet defined a clear negotiating agenda—or put Moscow on the rhetorical defensive.

October 28, 2021

Russia
Is Russia Using Energy as a Weapon Again?

Putin and Gazprom didn’t create Europe’s new gas crisis, but they are happy to exploit it.

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on a large pipe at a manufacturing plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

September 28, 2021

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
What’s at Stake in the Debt Ceiling Showdown

U.S. lawmakers are at loggerheads over raising the limit on government borrowing. Here’s what to know about the debate.

June 8, 2021

Russia
What to Watch for at the Biden-Putin Summit

U.S.-Russia bilateral relations have fallen to a new low, with Ukraine, Belarus, cyberattacks, and nuclear weapons among the biggest disagreements. What’s the best way to judge this summit’s success?…