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  1. war in ukraine
    Russia Doesn’t Exactly Know What Territory It Stole From UkraineThe Kremlin is still figuring out the borders of its newly annexed territory in eastern Ukraine, where Russian soldiers are getting pummeled.
  2. foreign interests
    Putin Decries U.S. ‘Satanism’ in Bizarre Speech Annexing Parts of UkraineHis speech celebrating an illegal annexation in Ukraine turned into an anti-trans rant in which he blamed the West for blowing up Nord Stream.
  3. russia
    The Mysterious Attack on Two Major Gas Pipelines for EuropeWhat do we know about the apparent sabotage of Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 deep under the Baltic Sea?
  4. early and often
    Edward Snowden Is Now a Russian CitizenThe whistleblower’s lawyer claims he will not be eligible to fight in Ukraine.
  5. war in ukraine
    Prominent Russians Keep Dying Under Mysterious CircumstancesAround 15 Russian oligarchs and oil executives have died in mysterious ways since the war in Ukraine began.
  6. foreign interests
    Ukraine’s New Offensive Is Going Shockingly WellThe stunning advance, which has recaptured more than 3,000 square kilometers of territory, may mark a turning point in the war.
  7. what we know
    What Is Going On at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant?The threat of catastrophic accident persists amid heavy fighting in the area. A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency is en route.
  8. what we know
    Who Really Killed Darya Dugina?The Kremlin says Ukraine was behind the car bombing, but as usual in Russia, speculation points in many directions.
  9. foreign interests
    Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian PrisonThe basketball star told the judge that she hoped the ruling “doesn’t end my life here.”
  10. rage against the machines
    Who Will Save Us From the Russian Chess Robots?A robot grabbed and broke a kid’s finger during their chess match at a tournament in Moscow last week.
  11. sports
    Brittney Griner’s All-But-Predetermined Trial BeginsThe WNBA star is likely to be convicted and faces up to ten years in Russian prison.
  12. sports
    Brittney Griner Seen in Handcuffs in Russian CourtThe WNBA star’s trial for allegedly possessing hashish oil begins July 1. If convicted, she could face ten years in prison.
  13. foreign interests
    U.S. Botched Brittney Griner’s First Chance to Speak to Wife in 4 MonthsThey were set to talk by phone for the first time since the WNBA star was detained in Russia, but the U.S. embassy failed to patch the call.
  14. the money game
    It Could Be Years Before America’s Inflation Problem Is Under ControlThe Federal Reserve just raised rates by the most in 28 years, but its power to tame spiraling prices is limited.
  15. foreign interests
    Biden Says Zelenskyy ‘Didn’t Want to Hear’ Invasion WarningMeanwhile, Russia continues to make steady progress taking territory in eastern Ukraine, as Ukrainian forces run out of artillery shells.
  16. foreign interests
    Russia’s War in Ukraine Is Also a War on the Global Food SystemThe blockade of grain exports is exacerbating already high food prices and raising the risk of famine and instability across the world.
  17. foreign interests
    The War in Ukraine Can Be Over If the U.S. Wants ItThe U.S. needs to broker a peace with Russia before the consequences become still more dire, even if that means letting Putin have Donbas.
  18. the money game
    Money-Losing Season Is HereIt’s been a dismal year for everything from 401(k)s to cash savings to crypto. Expect more pain.
  19. sports
    Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia Extended Another MonthThe WNBA star has been detained in Moscow since February. The State Department has classified her as “wrongfully detained.”
  20. foreign interests
    What Is Putin Planning for May 9?The autocrat may declare victory over Ukraine — or expand the scope of his disastrous war.
  21. foreign interests
    U.S. Kind of Confirms It Helped Ukraine Kill Russian GeneralsUnnamed officials say U.S. intel played a critical role in some of Ukraine’s biggest strikes. President Biden reportedly called for the leaks to stop.
  22. ukraine war
    Mariupol Theater Death Toll Likely Much Worse Than ReportedAn investigation found that about 600 people were killed in the March attack, which remains Russia’s deadliest strike on civilians in Ukraine.
  23. the national interest
    What If I Told You Russia, Not America, Invaded Ukraine?My wildest Putin conspiracy theory: He’s been behind the war all along.
  24. art world
    The Venice Biennale, Without the Russians (or Their Yachts)These days, says artist Pavlo Makov, whose work is in the Ukrainian Pavilion, “The only place for dialogue is the front.”
  25. war diary
    The Ukrainian Soldier From New York Magazine’s March Cover Got MarriedAnd other updates from the authors of our oral history of the war.
  26. the money game
    Are the Sanctions Against Russia Working or Not?Russia has been able to defend against the West’s efforts to derail its economy, but longer term damage still looms.
  27. ukraine
    The Hunt for the Butchers of BuchaAcross the world, sleuths look for clues on social media to find Russian war criminals.
  28. just asking questions
    ‘Russia Is Completely Depoliticized’A sociologist from Moscow explains how the nation learned to deny reality, in Ukraine and at home.
  29. ukraine
    One Seat in Coach, 36 Suitcases, and Enough Kevlar to Fight a WarThe Ukrainian Americans supplying an army on their own.
  30. war
    The Horrors Emerging From Russian-Occupied Territory in UkraineIt’s not just Bucha. Reports of war atrocities targeting civilians continue to surface from across the country.
  31. yachts rocked
    America Seizes a YachtHere’s all the boats taken from Russia’s wealthy elite.
  32. foreign interests
    The War in Ukraine Is Shifting, Not EndingThe withdrawal of Russian forces from around Kyiv has provided both respite and new horrors. Now the fighting will intensify elsewhere.
  33. ukraine
    Ukraine’s Life-or-Death Therapy SessionsFor some, the fear of leaving home to survive can be paralyzing.
  34. scandals
    How Russia’s Oligarchs Laundered Their ReputationsSanctions haven’t touched their face-saving philanthropy.
  35. foreign interests
    Did Biden’s Gaffe About Putin Contain a Kernel of Truth?The president insists he isn’t pushing for regime change in Russia. But it’s not clear what endgame he is aiming for.
  36. ukraine
    Oligarch Roman Abramovich Believes He Was Poisoned by Russia: ReportsAs he attempted to broker a Russia-Ukraine peace deal, the billionaire, and other negotiators, suffered mysterious physical symptoms.
  37. foreign policy
    Biden Says Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power’The White House quickly tried to walk back the comment, insisting the president wasn’t talking about regime change.
  38. luxuries
    The Superyacht Market Is Shrugging Off the Loss of Russian BuyersTurns out there are now plenty of other billionaires looking for massive yachts to buy.
  39. the money game
    Crypto Confronts the War in UkraineFor the big trading platforms, the Russian invasion has turned borderlessness into a liability.
  40. ukraine
    A Mayor at WarOne month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Vitali Klitschko talks about keeping himself and Kyiv alive.
  41. foreign interests
    Peace Isn’t Coming to Ukraine Any Time SoonA war of attrition looms.
  42. ukraine
    U.S. Officially Accuses Russia of War Crimes in UkraineSecretary of State Antony Blinken cited “credible reports” of “attacks deliberately targeting civilians.”
  43. just asking questions
    ‘Just Seize It’: The Push to Quickly Root Out Oligarchs’ U.S. AssetsSenator Sheldon Whitehouse on a new bill that would let wealthy Russians’ hidden property be seized and sold more easily, benefiting Ukrainians.
  44. foreign interests
    Why Putin Has Brought Hell to MariupolThree reasons the battle for the city could have a decisive impact on the war.
  45. russia
    Embattled Kremlin Extends Imprisonment of Its Most Prominent CriticAmid Putin’s crackdown on dissent, opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to an additional nine years in prison.
  46. foreign interests
    The Left Has Half-Baked Answers on UkraineSome American leftists continue to prioritize ideological comfort over critical thought.
  47. sports
    Russian Court Extends Brittney Griner’s Detention to MayThe WNBA star has been in Russian custody since February when customs officials claimed to have found hashish oil in her luggage at the airport.
  48. foreign interests
    The Emerging Path to Peace in UkraineAs its losses mount, Russia has moderated its demands and signaled openness to a compromise backed by the west.
  49. ukraine
    Two More Journalists Killed in Ukraine, Including Fox News CameramanFox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova were killed while working near Kyiv.
  50. foreign interests
    Why China Probably Won’t Send Military Aid to RussiaBeijing has an interest in helping Putin — in ways that don’t expose it to the threat of western sanctions.
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