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News and analysis about all things Russia, including special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, the war in Ukraine, and more.

The Wagner Group, Russia’s maybe-private army in Ukraine, explained

Putin and Xi’s big Moscow meeting, briefly explained

The last US-Russia arms control treaty is in big trouble

4 unanswered questions about the future of the Ukraine war

How Ukraine could become America’s next forever war

Biden and Putin’s dueling speeches show why the end of the Ukraine war is a long way off

Russia’s emerging new offensive in Ukraine, explained by an expert

Why the earthquake caused a “perfect storm” of a crisis in Syria

Are we in a new Cold War?

Putin’s so-called Christmas ceasefire, explained

What to know about the $60 price cap, the plan to limit Russia’s oil revenues

Biden and Putin just said they’re open to talks. Don’t count on it happening soon.

North Korean missile launches may mean new nuclear tests

Can Ukraine’s infrastructure survive the winter?

What Russia’s withdrawal from a key Ukrainian city means for the war

What to expect after Russia’s latest escalatory nuclear rhetoric

Russia’s destroying infrastructure in Ukraine, and the consequences are dire

What comes next in Ukraine’s fight against Russia

3 ways of looking at Putin’s barbaric escalation against Ukrainian civilians

Despite sanctions, Russian fuel is still selling — here’s who’s buying

Russian businessmen keep dying. No one knows why.

The Crimea bridge explosion is a devastating blow to Putin and Russian morale

Putin’s desperate attempt to annex parts of Ukraine

Russia’s mobilization won’t fix its military problems

What Putin’s latest threats mean for the risk of nuclear war

Russians believe they can win the war. Here are 3 reasons why.

Here’s what we know about the state of Russia’s military

What can the IAEA do in Zaporizhzhia?

Mikhail Gorbachev and the lonely crusade of changing the system from within

Six months in, how are sanctions impacting Russia’s economy?

What could a nuclear war do to the climate — and humanity?

Where in the world are Russians going to avoid sanctions?

How can the US bring Brittney Griner home?

Why Russia is abandoning the International Space Station

A needed nuclear option for climate change

Why some countries don’t want to pick a side in Russia’s war in Ukraine

How Ukraine’s new weapons reflect a very different battlefield

Was Russia’s decision to cut off natural gas exports a mistake?

Here’s what the ICC can actually do about Putin’s war crimes

The isolation of Vladimir Putin