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A Ukrainian soldier trains near a front line in the Russia-Ukraine war on Feb. 18, 2022. Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The looming stalemate in Ukraine one year after the Russian invasion

Considered to have one of the most powerful militaries in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin has little to show for his invasion of Ukraine.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi, is chairman of the House select committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Jan. 6 committee makes its case against Trump, his allies and their conspiracy to commit an insurrection: Five essential reads

The US select congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol has wrapped up its nearly two-year probe of that day’s violent but unsuccessful insurrection.
A Ukrainian soldier inspects a residential building after it was damaged following a Russian shelling attack In Kyiv. Mykhaylo Palinchak/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Unexpected Ukrainian resistance continues to thwart Russia’s initial plans for quick, decisive victories

Despite having superior military forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin has found Ukrainian resistance much tougher than expected. A West Point military expert looks at the future of the war.
Osama bin Laden (kiri) dan Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Visual News/Getty Images

Siapa Ayman Al-Zawahiri? Siapa penggantinya? Dan apa arti kematiannya bagi Al-Qaeda dan agenda antiterorisme AS?

Bagi kalian yang bertanya-tanya apakah AS masih berkeinginan untuk mengejar teroris-teroris besar di Afghanistan, pembunuhan Al-Zawahiri agaknya sudah menjawab.
Ayman al-Zawahiri dirigeait Al-Qaïda depuis la mort d’Oussama ben Laden le 2 mai 2011. AFP

Après l’élimination d’Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaïda représente-t-elle toujours une menace ?

L’élimination de celui qui en était le chef depuis onze ans porte sans doute un rude coup à Al-Qaïda, mais d’autres groupes djihadistes pourraient profiter de la nouvelle donne.
In this March 4, 2022, photograph, Ukrainian soldiers stand guard outside the train station in Irpin, Ukraine. Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

In 2014, the ‘decrepit’ Ukrainian army hit the refresh button. Eight years later, it’s paying off

Though the Russian army dwarfs the strength of the Ukrainian army, the underdog has managed to resist during the early days of the Russian invasion. Military reforms are part of the reason.
Smoke rising near the town of Hostomel and the Antonov Airport, in northwest Kyiv, Ukraine, on Nov. 24. Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images)

Military experts react to Ukraine invasion, assess potential for widespread aggression and risks to US

The Conversation asked three scholars to briefly explain what this attack means for the people of Ukraine and the world.
Damaged radar arrays and other equipment is seen at a Ukrainian military facility outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022. AP Photo/Sergei Grits

Russia invades Ukraine – 5 essential reads from experts

As war begins between Ukraine and Russia, a range of stories provides context to help readers understand the conflict.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, right, signed decrees recognizing the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics on February 21, 2022. Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS via Getty Images

Ukraine crisis: Putin recognizes breakaway regions, Biden orders limited sanctions – 5 essential reads

Russia sent troops to two Moscow-allied breakaway regions in Ukraine, after President Vladimir Putin recognized the regions’ independence. Five stories provide background to the growing conflict.
Russian President Vladimir Putin walks through a hall in the building housing Russia’s GRU military intelligence service. Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP

Russia has been at war with Ukraine for years – in cyberspace

Troop buildups and diplomatic negotiations highlight the threat of a major land war in Europe. In cyberspace, Russia has been attacking Ukrainian infrastructure and government operations for years.
The rubble after the raid on Islamic State group leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed

Islamic State leader killed in US raid – where does this leave the terrorist group?

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi had led the terrorist group since 2019. His death may lead to uncertainty over who will replace him but may not signal the group’s demise.
A Ukrainian military serviceman walks along a snow-covered trench in the eastern Lugansk region on Jan. 21, 2022. Photo by Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images

Russia’s recent invasions of Ukraine and Georgia offer clues to what Putin might be thinking now

Since its independence 30 years ago, Ukraine has tried to balance its Western aspirations with its Russian past. Vladimir Putin is not ready to let go of the past without a possible invasion.
Des corps sont déchargés d’une camionnette à l’extérieur d’un hôpital après l’attentat qui a tué une centaine de personnes à l’extérieur de l’aéroport de Kaboul, le 26 août 2021. L’attaque a été revendiquée par l’État islamique au Khorassan. Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Qu’est-ce que l’État islamique au Khorassan, qui a revendiqué l’attentat de l’aéroport de Kaboul ?

Deux experts présentent l’État islamique au Khorassan, la branche afghane de Daech, active depuis plusieurs années, qui a revendiqué le sanglant attentat commis le 26 août devant l’aéroport de Kaboul.


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