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August 31, 2022

Russia
Gorbachev: Conflicted Catalyst of Cold War’s End

Mikhail Gorbachev will be remembered in the West for laying the basis for more constructive relations to ease the end of the Cold War, but vilified in Russia for speeding the Soviet Union’s demise.

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, wearing a coat and hat, waves during the May 1 parade in Moscow’s Red Square in 1991.

July 20, 2022

Economics
Global Growth Tracker: World Economies by GDP

This tracker charts the economic growth performance through time of ninety-one countries around the globe.

July 25, 2022

Climate Change
As the World Burns

The battle against climate change is being lost.

A firefighter fights a forest fire in the north of Portugal, on July 15, 2022.

March 31, 2022

Economics
Russia’s War Is the End of Magical Thinking

In her co-authored 2018 book Political Risk, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells the story of an hourlong negotiation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. For what were clearly pr…

April 4, 2022

Ukraine
Can Russia Be Held Accountable for War Crimes in Ukraine?

Countries including the United States are ramping up calls for war crimes investigations following an apparent massacre in the Ukrainian city of Bucha. Could Russian leaders be brought to justice und…

A woman with a child evacuates from a residential building damaged by shelling by Russian forces in Kyiv, Ukraine, in March 2022.

October 4, 2022

Monetary Policy
As Global Recession Looms, a Perilous Moment for Central Banks

Many central banks are navigating turbulent waters as they battle inflation, a strengthening dollar, and an energy crunch. Should they coordinate policy?

People walk past a sign outside a currency exchange office in London.

March 14, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine War Should Slow But Not Stop the U.S. Pivot to Asia

Avoiding more crises in Europe and the Middle East is the only way American diplomatic and military might can be shifted to where it’s needed most: the Indo-Pacific.

Frenemies.

May 12, 2022

India
How The Ukraine War Will Impact Asian Order

The impact of Ukraine will not be confined to Europe. If this war drags on, economically, politically, and diplomatically, Asia and the Asian political order will change.

Alexander Ermochenko/Mariupol

March 30, 2022

Ukraine
Winners and Losers in Putin’s War

Taking Stock of Putin's War in Ukraine

A Ukrainian serviceman stands near a destroyed Russian tank in the northeastern city of Trostianets, on March 29, 2022

March 14, 2022

Russia
From War of Choice to War of Perseverance

Peace in Ukraine remains a long shot unless the West can change Putin's calculus.

A woman walks past boards with portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Simferopol, Crimea March 11, 2022. The boards read: "Russia doesn't start wars, Russia ends them" (L), "We want the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine".