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Dnipro: Ukraine’s Staging Ground

Dnipro: Key Link for Ukraine

Amid Russia’s ongoing campaign to conquer Ukraine, Dnipro has become a key logistics node for dispatching supplies to battlefields in the country’s north, east and south.

Writing a Revolution: Ukraine’s Maidan Uprising — with Kalani Pickhart

Writing a Revolution: Ukraine’s Maidan Uprising — with Kalani Pickhart

Kalani Pickhart, author of the novel “I Will Die in a Foreign Land,” joins New Lines’ Lydia Wilson to talk about Ukraine’s Maidan revolution and the long history of Russian aggression toward the country.

The Defenders of Kyiv Dig In for Russia’s Siege

The Defenders of Kyiv Dig In for Russia’s Siege

One of the volunteers, a bearded and cheerful young man who called himself Bundes and mostly wanted to talk to me about third century medieval Ukrainian history, said he was happy to see British-supplied weapons delivered to his comrades. “This is the best kind of support,” he says, “one you can feel with your hands.”

Oz Katerji
Whoopi Goldberg’s Holocaust Comment Yields a Wider Learning Moment

Whoopi Goldberg’s Holocaust Comment Yields a Wider Learning Moment

Because many people’s lives depend on overcoming such persistent and deeply entrenched supremacist ideologies that are visible around the world, this moment to learn should not be(come) a wasted opportunity. Clarifying the connection between racialization and dehumanization and acknowledging different manifestations of such oppressive processes in more than one geographic context is essential to understand these intricate relationships.

Riada Asimovic Akyol
In Ukraine Coverage, the Press May Be Doing Putin’s Work

In Ukraine Coverage, the Press May Be Doing Putin’s Work

By now everyone is surely an expert on the mud-freeze theory of warfare or whether bombs-away begins halfway through the bobsleigh or snowboarding competition in Beijing.

Owen Matthews,
Michael Weiss
What If Putin’s Bluffing?

What If Putin’s Bluffing?

There’s no talk of imminent invasion plans in Moscow, not on state media, not among political journalists, not among the political class. Even the Ukrainians themselves, supposedly in the firing line, don’t seem worried.

Owen Matthews
Book Examines African Role in Western Prosperity

Book Examines African Role in Western Prosperity

Howard French’s new book, “Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War”, serves as a kind of elegy for the cataclysmic effect that contact with Europeans had on African societies, many of whose monarchs were enthusiastic participants in the slave trade before the Europeans arrived but with considerable differences to how it later became known.

Michael Deibert