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- Aug 21 20161 minute
Literature’s Very Worst Endings
SADIE STEIN ENDINGS ARE VERY, VERY HARD—the greater question is less why books disappoint than why any succeed. Each of these is a good book written by someone of great skill who, for whatever reason, choked, rushed, or otherwise ran a narrative off
- Oct 17 20164 minutes
That Boom You Hear Is Ukraine’s Agriculture
Close to the war zone, a farming giant emerges | “If I take someone else’s land, I can double, triple the yield”
- Oct 1 20163 minutes
A Brief History Of Handwriting
Madison Pauly 3200 B.C.: With stylus and clay tablets, ancient Mesopotamians create abstract symbols to represent syllables of their spoken language. 600s: Quill pens and parchment paper take hold in Europe. Drippy ink discourages pen lifting, henc
- Jan 19 20175 minutes
One Last Trip With Joe Biden
How the vice president spent a few of his closing days in office
- Nov 11 20163 minutes
Meet Ukraine’s Women Warriors
Hundreds of Ukrainian women have joined volunteer groups on the front lines.
- Feb 2 20177 minutes
How to Survive a Russian Hack
Lessons from Eastern Europe and the Baltics
- Dec 9 20168 minutes
Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy
How Vladimir Putin is making the world safe for autocracy
- Dec 15 20164 minutes
Trump, Putin, And The Art Of Appeasement
The famed deal maker seems intent on giving away American leverage for nothing.
- Jan 18 20176 minutes
The Real Meaning of Putin's Press Conference
The Russian leader tries to claim the role of senior partner in relationship with the U.S.
- Oct 31 20163 minutes
Crimea Welcomes a Flood of Putin Patriots
For Russians, the thrill of annexation has yet to wear off | “Drop whatever you’re doing … and move to Crimea”
- Feb 7 20171 minute
Ukrainian Social Media Users Get Five Years in Prison For ‘Supporting Separatism’
The two men were sentenced to five years in prison by a Sloviansk city court for threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
- Jan 16 20171 minute
Website That Published ‘Yanukovych Blog’ Says It Was Fake
Little more than two weeks after first appearing on the news website Korrespondent, a blog purportedly written by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has been deleted by the publication's editors.
- Jan 7 20176 minutes
How Russia’s Conservative Movement Broke Through Online
In the last few years, we witnessed a conservative renaissance on the RuNet, though it's unclear where the community goes from here.
- Feb 20 20172 minutes
The Mystery of the Ukraine Peace Plan
Who is its reported author, Andrii Artemenko, and what does he want?
- Dec 29 20164 minutes
‘The Long Arms of the Kremlin?': Kazakh Man Goes to Prison for Insulting Vladimir Putin on Facebook
With traditional media in the country heavily restricted, social media is an obvious forum for information warfare between the Kazakh nationalists and ethnic Russians.
- Oct 1 20131 minute
The Genius Behind the Whitney Museum's New Logo
The American Art museum gets a wow-worthy new responsive-design logo. Here's how it works.
- Feb 15 20173 minutes
Was Obama Too Soft on Russia?
President Trump is not the first to make this claim.
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
Ukraine Bans Russia’s One Independent TV Station
The Ukrainian government has voted to remove Russian independent TV station Dozhd from its list of approved foreign broadcasters, giving providers one month to remove the station from their networks.
- Aug 29 20162 minutes
My 4-Point Plan for Surviving Our Summer of Discontent With Russia
IN THESE LAZY DAYS OF LATE AUGUST, WE NEED TO BEAR in mind that a reckoning is coming with the Russian Federation. It is easy to feel the slow burn in Moscow as an Olympics unfolds without the Russian athletes, who are justifiably barred from taking
- Feb 20 201713 minutes
The Oligarch Waits
Dmitry Firtash is wanted by the U.S. on a bribery charge. What the Trump Justice Department does next could say a lot about the president’s intentions toward Russia