His baldly illegitimate claim to four Ukrainian provinces shows contempt for the global order—and his own subjects.
Putin’s erratic actions are not those of a secure leader.
The liberation of Russian-occupied territory might bring down Vladimir Putin.
A band of Belarusians is resisting the threat of a neo-Soviet empire by taking up arms in Ukraine.
Countering Trump’s antidemocratic movement isn’t a normal political challenge.
Almost nobody has ever had such a profound impact on an era, while understanding so little about it.
Moldova’s president has high hopes. Putin has other ideas.
Imperiled by Russian invaders, private citizens are stepping forward to do what Ukraine’s government cannot.
The Russian military isn’t just bombing civilians. It’s also targeting the laws and values that protect human rights.
The prime minister’s fake populism led to his undoing—and will keep haunting his country.
The committee is laying out the facts in a way optimally designed to cultivate trust.
Offering the Russian president a face-saving compromise will only enable future aggression.
The regime offers Russians little more than selective memories of Soviet-era military triumph.
First comes the dehumanization. Then comes the killing.
In a wide-ranging conversation at his compound in Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tells The Atlantic what Ukraine needs to survive—and describes the price it has paid.
Unless democracies defend themselves, the forces of autocracy will destroy them.
Ukrainians and the world’s democratic powers must work toward the only acceptable endgame.
The Origins of Totalitarianism has much to say about a world of rising authoritarianism.
By enabling Putin and other global kleptocrats, the West undermined democracy. It’s time to change tactics.
When Russia invaded Ukraine, the West’s assumptions about the world became unsustainable.