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Will Russia Use Military Force in Ukraine?

Will Russia Use Military Force in Ukraine?

Moscow’s buildup near Ukraine has thus far been more about extracting concessions from NATO than preparing for an invasion. Nevertheless, a conventional military conflict could still happen despite the strong consequences it would incur from the U.S. and its Western allies.

Greece Adjusts Its Strategy Amid Shifting Middle Eastern Alliances

As Turkey has expanded its regional influence, Greece increasingly led efforts to counterbalance Ankara’s aggression.

Iran’s Strategy in Afghanistan: Pragmatic Engagement with the Taliban

Despite Iran’s history of conflict with the Taliban, the Islamic Republic has several economic, security, and diplomatic reasons to engage with the militant group after its takeover of Afghanistan. Tehran likely will work with the Taliban to extend its influence and deter the influence of other regional actors, reduce the threat of militant groups operating in Afghanistan, and secure Afghan resources such as water.

Climate Change and Mobility: An Agenda for the United States

After a discussion of the forms of human mobility that could be affected by climate change, this analysis examines the four areas to be addressed in the administration’s report.


Gender and Genocide Conference Sep 20

Gender and Genocide Conference

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Strategic Vacuums Resulting from U.S. Retreat

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From the Magazine


On the Front Lines of Ukraine’s War With Russia

New Lines tours the battle-scarred town of Avdiivka, in the Donbas, where Ukrainian soldiers watch their enemies attentively — and wait for more of them to arrive


The Big Business of Uyghur Genocide Denial

A New Lines investigation reveals a network of charities funneling millions into left-wing platforms that take Beijing’s side on the genocide allegations — and they’re all connected to an American tech magnate


The UN’s Purblind Human Rights Reporting in Ethiopia

By partnering with a state-funded watchdog, the global body has deferred to a party to the vicious war in Tigray


Black Muslims in the Americas: An Enduring Legacy

Despite earlier efforts to stamp out observance, Islamic influence in the culture remains strong