Kremlin TVVladimir Putin’s new faux documentary is trying to rewrite the history of his own aggression.
Putin the PariahThe Russian president is isolated, shunned, and ignored. And that makes him even more dangerous.
Ukraine’s War of IndependenceVladimir Putin has unleashed forces that even he can’t control.
Putin the PredictableThe Russian leader follows a consistent strategy. First he condemns. Then he copies.
Killing a Dissident’s DreamBoris Nemtsov was brusque, impatient, and rejected everything that Vladimir Putin represents.
The Charlie Hebdo EffectAnti-Muslim sentiment in Germany was already roiling. The Paris terrorist attack will make it much worse.
Ukraine’s Slow Descent Into MadnessWhile it fights rebels in the east, Kiev is beginning to crumble from the inside.
Ukraine’s Zombie RevolutionThe Donetsk People’s Republic is a Soviet zombie state propped up within Ukraine’s borders.
The Myths of Katrina Ten years after the storm, falsehoods about warnings, violence, and recovery persist. Here’s the truth.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
The Limits of Language Wittgenstein explains why we always misunderstand one another on the Internet.
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
It’s Just That Feeling Our irrationally intense fear of face-identifying technology is holding us back.