Ukraine and the Words That Lead to Mass Murder
First comes the dehumanization. Then comes the killing.
Liberation Without Victory
In a wide-ranging conversation at his compound in Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tells The Atlantic what Ukraine needs to survive—and describes the price it has paid.
There Is No Liberal World Order
Unless democracies defend themselves, the forces of autocracy will destroy them.
A Ukrainian Victory Is the Only Acceptable Endgame
The Ukrainians and the world’s democratic powers must work toward a goal.
Why We Should Read Hannah Arendt Now
The Origins of Totalitarianism has much to say about a world of rising authoritarianism.
The West Should Stop Doing Global Kleptocrats So Many Favors
By enabling corrupt oligarchs, we undermined democracy. We need a new strategy.
The Impossible Suddenly Became Possible
When Russia invaded Ukraine, the West’s assumptions about the world became unsustainable.
No nation is forced to repeat its past. But something familiar is taking place in Ukraine.
There Are No Chamberlains in This Story
Everyone present at the Munich security conference agreed that a Russian invasion of Ukraine will trigger severe sanctions.
Why the West’s Diplomacy With Russia Keeps Failing
A profound failure of the Western imagination has brought Europe to the brink of war.
The Reason Putin Would Risk War
He is threatening to invade Ukraine because he wants democracy to fail—and not just in that country.