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Satellite radar data shows the complete destruction of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. Xu et al. (2024)

War in Ukraine at 2 years: Destruction seen from space – via radar

Satellite photography of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut shows block after block of destroyed buildings. Satellite radar provides a different view – a systematic look at the destruction of the whole city.
Women lay flowers to pay last respects to Alexei Navalny at a monument in Moscow on Feb. 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Western leaders threaten to undermine Navalny’s legacy in Russia

Alexei Navalny’s successors — not western leaders — are best placed to carry on the fight for Russia’s future. But they’ll only succeed if Navalny’s cause isn’t seen as anchored to western ideals.
In this photo released by Sputnik news agency on Feb. 9, 2024, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson at the Kremlin in Moscow. (Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Vladimir Putin justifies his imperial aims in Tucker Carlson interview

Why is there such a Russian focus on the Second World War? Because it’s used to justify authoritarian states, the rule of dictators like Putin and Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko.
A paratrooper with a NATO flag performs during an air show in Radom, Poland, in August 2023. Jakub Porzycki/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Why the United States needs NATO – 3 things to know

Donald Trump has threatened to not defend some NATO countries if Russia attacks them. But the US also benefits from the power that NATO gives it, as well as the stability it helped create in Europe.

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