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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s unexpected visit to the US, explained

The far-right threat to liberal democracy in Europe, explained

A bad year for the bad guys

Peru is in crisis. How did it happen?

Europe’s unprecedented response to Ukrainian refugees faces new challenges

This DC party invite shows all the money to be made off the Ukraine war

Inside the chaos at Washington’s most connected military tech startup

Why the protests in Iran are so hard to understand

Iran’s months-long protest movement, explained

China’s alliance with Saudi Arabia signals a potential shift in the global order

The bizarre far-right coup attempt in Germany, explained by an expert

Why Brittney Griner was released now

How migration has shaped the World Cup

China’s health system isn’t ready for the end of “zero Covid”

What to know about the $60 price cap, the plan to limit Russia’s oil revenues

China’s protests are testing the surveillance state

Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ policies, explained

Biden and Putin just said they’re open to talks. Don’t count on it happening soon.

China’s Covid narrative is backfiring

Who gets to keep burning fossil fuels as the planet heats up?

How “zero-Covid” changed China — and the world

What makes China’s wave of protests different this time

Want to donate to charity? Here are 10 guidelines for giving effectively.

Poor countries are developing a new paradigm of mental health care. America is taking note.

The wave of protests testing China’s zero-Covid policy, explained

Qatar’s migrant labor system is bigger than the World Cup

What else Qatar has built with its absurd wealth besides the 2022 World Cup

Despite its brutal tactics, Iran’s regime fails to contain mass protests

Are 8 billion people too many — or too few? 

The good and bad news for the planet after the latest UN climate talks

North Korean missile launches may mean new nuclear tests

The many, many controversies surrounding the 2022 World Cup, explained

Can Ukraine’s infrastructure survive the winter?

Why America can’t seem to quit Saudi Arabia

The international missile incident in Poland that wasn’t

Biden and Xi met for three hours. It’s the sit-down the world’s been waiting for.

Biden says America is doing its part to prevent “climate hell.” Is it?

What Russia’s withdrawal from a key Ukrainian city means for the war

Egypt’s most prominent political prisoner is dying as world leaders arrive for UN climate summit

Money speaks louder than ever at this week’s UN climate negotiations