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Raja Shehadeh

Remembering the Nakba is not optional.

Marta Figlerowicz

Poland and Russia both think of Ukraine as a seat of authentic Slavic culture. A new translation of Józef Czapski’s war memoir highlights how this has often clashed with Ukraine’s independence.

Rajan Menon

Condemning Putin’s war must go hand in hand with imagining a more just security order.

Image showing Russian bombing damage to Kharkiv National University Building in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The top floor of a white stone building is engulfed in flames with flaming debris in the street.
Irina Zherebkina

Writing from a city under siege, a founder of the landmark Kharkiv Center for Gender Studies reflects on the importance of women’s studies after the USSR collapsed, and what it helps us understand about Putin’s war on Ukraine.

Emil Edenborg

A pervasive ideology of “traditional values” has taken hold in Russia, portraying LGBT rights as existential threats to the nation.

Bethany Moreton

The mystical connection between white Southern nostalgia, the global family values movement, and Russia.

Rajan Menon Eugene Rumer

Selected by The New York Times as one of the best reads for context on the current conflict, our book on the unwinding of the post–Cold War order is now available for all to read.

Ileana Nachescu

The war is shaped by global neoliberalism, sexism, and racism—not just Cold War dynamics.

Judith Levine

Some feminists think we can improve motherhood. But what if abolishing it is the only way to alleviate its problems?

Simon Waxman

Putin’s war in Ukraine breaks the rules, but powerful states always do. Far from dying, a just global order remains to be built.

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