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Foreign Affairs

September 30, 2022 5:30 am

Olaf Scholz and Why Germany Is Failing to Lead

It turns out that his robust initial response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine wasn’t a real strategy—it was just messaging.
Giselle Donnelly
September 30, 2022 5:30 am

Putin Compounds His Bad Decisions

The partial mobilization and annexations he ordered will make his life harder, not easier.
David J. Kramer
September 29, 2022 5:30 am

Iran’s Celebrities Finally Break Their Silence

For the first time, Iranian athletes and artists have been criticizing the regime.
Shay Khatiri
September 27, 2022 5:30 am

Is the United States Ready for the Next Nuclear Era?

Lessons from the Cold War can help the United States in nuclear competition with Russia and China.
Eric S. Edelman and Franklin C. Miller
September 27, 2022 5:30 am

The Dictator and the Diva

Meet Alla Pugacheva, the Russian pop mega-star who is challenging Putin.
Cathy Young
September 23, 2022 5:30 am

The Weakness of the Strongman

A clearly rattled Putin talks big and resorts to increasingly desperate measures.
Cathy Young
September 23, 2022 5:30 am

What the Ukrainians Need to Succeed

With Putin’s recent moves, we’ve reached what may be the most critical inflection point in the war.
Giselle Donnelly
September 21, 2022 5:30 am

The Six Things You Need to Know About the Hijab Protests in Iran

Women lead the charge.
Shay Khatiri
September 15, 2022 4:42 pm

Failing in the Field, Russia Targets Ukraine’s Civilian Infrastructure

Meanwhile, Putin steps up repression in Russia and more critics flee.
Cathy Young
September 15, 2022 5:30 am

The Ukraine War: How Does It End?

With the possibility of Ukrainian victory in sight, it’s time to start thinking more clearly about the aftermath—drawing lessons from…
Giselle Donnelly