Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping Stake Out a New World Order
Russia and China’s leaders claim to reject a ‘Cold War mentality’ while escalating their anti-Western rhetoric.
Vladimir Putin’s Meddling in the Balkans
Russia’s ‘hybrid occupation’ of Serbia threatens to derail its peace plan with Kosovo.
Is Ron DeSantis suffering for Donald Trump’s foreign policy sins?
Exotic Fish and Russian Missiles
A small aquarium brings a bit of normalcy to those living near the frontlines.
After the Battle for Bakhmut
On the ground as Russian forces close in on a nearby town—and some weary locals refuse to leave.
Moldova in the Middle
Russia brings war to Moldova’s border, agitators to its capital, and disinformation to its cyberspace.
How Corporate Greed Helped Save Europe
When war broke out, countries were able to wean themselves from Russian energy.
On the rise of ‘the Ukraine war is fake’ conspiracy theorists.
Russia’s war, one year later.
Warnings That We Shouldn’t ‘Provoke’ Putin Miss the Point
It’s in our national interest to give Ukraine what it needs to win.
The Coming Fight Over Fighter Jets
After finally reaching a deal on tanks, NATO now begins a debate on whether to send F-16s to Ukraine.
The National Security Implications of Charles McGonigal’s Arrest
The case shows how the government is falling short in monitoring the actions of former agents and officers.
Does Putin Have a ‘Shadow Army’?
Wagner Group mercenaries have suffered setbacks in Ukraine but still maintain a global footprint: A Dispatch Explainer.
Breaking the Deadlock in Ukraine
As Moscow and Kyiv consider large-scale offensives, the West weighs sending new types of weaponry.
The Price of Putin’s War
From activism to retrenchment in the Middle East.
How Russia jammed up Biden on Brittney Griner’s release.