Russia

What Surprised One Drone Maker About Russia’s War on Ukraine

Swarmly updates its unarmed, jam-resistant drones as new information comes in from Ukraine's battlefield.

Baltic Worries Mount as Russian Draftees Flood into Regional Training Sites

“Imagine hundreds of thousands training 70 kilometers from a NATO border,” said one senior defense official from a Baltic state.

Explainer: Russia's Illegal Plan to Annex More of Ukraine

As Moscow clears Red Square for a Friday ceremony, a look at popular sentiment in the four distinct regions.

Nord Stream Leaks Underline Gray-Zone Risks

Damaging a neighbor’s environment can be easy, cheap, and deniable.

Edging Towards the Nuclear Abyss

In doctrine and posture, the world’s nuclear powers are making nuclear war more, not less, likely.

Putin’s War, and His Rule, Are In Trouble

Russia’s mobilization is an epic disaster. Can it become a movement against the regime?

Putin’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week Looks Even Worse Through a China Lens

A series of meetings reveal how Beijing is stealing Russia’s influence even in its own backyard.

In NYC, a Bronx Cheer for Putin, Trump, and the Aging UN

As the General Assembly met for the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine, Biden warned against nuclear war and the UN’s growing irrelevance. Will he do more?

Ukraine: Russia’s Draft, Setbacks Mean It’s Time for More Advanced Weapons

Kyiv’s winter wishlist includes long-range artillery, armored Humvees, kamikaze drones, and more.