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Climate Justice Requires Women's Leadership

Only a third of leadership positions in climate-change negotiations are held by women, even though women are the most vulnerable to the worst effects of global warming. Absent the active…

What’s the Likelihood of Nuclear War?

The Ukraine crisis isn’t as dangerous as the darkest moments of the Cold War, but the potential for mistakes and miscalculations means the risks are still high.

The World Must Avoid Another Food Crisis

It is becoming clear that the Ukraine war’s economic and humanitarian repercussions – especially rising food prices – will be felt far beyond Europe. The international community must act now to…

It’s Now Putin’s Plan B in Ukraine vs. Biden’s and Zelensky’s Plan A

After a confusing month, it is now clear what strategies are playing out in Ukraine: We’re watching Vladimir Putin’s plan B versus Joe Biden’s and Volodymyr Zelensky’s plans A. Let us hope that Biden…

Why Democracy Stalled in the Middle East

Any effort to promote democracy must take into account citizens’ aspirations for economic dignity. Appeals to abstract notions alone will not be persuasive. Arabs crave freedom and justice—but if…

How to avoid a new Cold War and focus on what America really needs

What’s needed is a security architecture for a world the United States doesn’t pretend to police — limiting, not intensifying, great power conflict. That would include a revival of arms control, new…

Ukrainian heritage is under threat – and so is the truth about Soviet-era Russia

Shelling is destroying buildings and art, while archivists scan documents around the clock for fear of Russian ‘archivocide’

The Intellectual Catastrophe of Vladimir Putin

The calamity that has taken place has been, then, an intellectual calamity first of all. It is a monstrous failure of the Russian imagination. And the monstrous failure has brought about the very…

Vladimir Putin and the Risk of World War III

After receiving a green light from Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his war in Ukraine in an effort to reclaim the old Russian empire. But both leaders appear…

Nothing Scares Putin More Than Informed Russians

The Russian anti-war movement is powered by information, so Putin is attacking independent media.