Poland’s robust arguments for more weapons for Ukraine is partly sparked by its own vulnerable position.
Russia now presents a serious threat to the international order.
While Mikhail Gorbachev was feted in the West — he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 — he was widely despised in Russia by those both mourning and celebrating the end of Soviet power.
Aug. 24, 2022 marked both the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union and the six-month mark of war. As they have for more than three decades, Ukrainians showed resilience.
Those on the political left are conflicted: Supporting military aid to Ukraine involves siding with U.S. imperialism, but opposing military aid means condoning Russian atrocities in Ukraine.
Putin’s imperial ambitions have led him to refer to himself as a latter-day Peter the Great.
Ukraine appeared not to matter much to the US and other Western countries. It wasn’t a vital interest. Russia’s war has redefined Ukraine’s status with the West.
Russia is cracking down on freedom of speech and media. But other factors, like outside online information, could make it difficult to control war propaganda - and block out other information.
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants parts of Ukraine to be closer to Russia, and would like to prevent Ukraine from becoming part of NATO.
To Russian nationalists, if the Ukrainian language is classified as a derivative of the Russian language, the invasion looks less like an act of aggression and more like reintegration.
Who are the Ukrainians and when were they part of the same empire as Russia? A scholar answers basic questions on war in Ukraine.
Just because deep-rooted Russian fears might not seem reasonable doesn’t mean they aren’t real in Vladimir Putin’s mind.
The two countries have a lot of shared history, but Ukraine has a distinct and independent past.
How is Vladimir Putin - for whom uprisings are anathema - treating this year’s centenary of the Russian revolution?
The rise of Islamic State and its declaration of the caliphate can be read as part of a wider story that has unfolded since the formation of modern nation states in the Muslim world.