Russia’s reliance on mercenaries in Ukraine points to the weakness of its military – and Putin’s strategy of deflecting blame

Russia’s reliance on mercenaries in Ukraine points to the weakness of its military –...

Ukrainian forces are gaining ground in the war against Russia. Since early September 2022, they have launched a massive counteroffensive in Ukraine’s northeast region of Kharkiv, reclaiming large swaths of...
Direct democracy can force governments to better represent the people — but it doesn’t always work out

Direct democracy can force governments to better represent the people — but it doesn’t...

In August 2022, a statewide referendum in Kansas saw citizens overwhelmingly reject a plan to insert anti-abortion language into the state’s constitution. It comes as a slew of similar votes...
We asked Ukrainians living on the front lines what was an acceptable peace – here’s what they told us

We asked Ukrainians living on the front lines what was an acceptable peace –...

Ukraine’s recent counteroffensive success against Russian troops in the Kharkiv region has raised hopes that a larger rollback of occupying troops is at hand. But this remains a daunting task:...
Ukraine’s rapid advance against Russia shows mastery of 3 essential skills for success in modern warfare

Ukraine’s rapid advance against Russia shows mastery of 3 essential skills for success in...

Ukrainian forces, aided by Western firepower, have upset traditional military logic once again. Advancing deep into Ukrainian territory seized by Moscow earlier in its invasion, a counteroffensive launched in September 2022,...
Proposed federal abortion ban evokes 19th-century Comstock Act – a law so unpopular it triggered the centurylong backlash that led to Roe

Proposed federal abortion ban evokes 19th-century Comstock Act – a law so unpopular it...

Sen. Lindsey Graham has proposed a national U.S. abortion ban barring the procedure after 15 weeks. This push to restrict abortion access across the country follows a rash of new...