War

Will Ukraine invasion trigger a global food security crisis?
Harvest in Ukraine
In Focus

Will Ukraine invasion trigger a global food security crisis?

Shortages of grain and fertiliser could last years, UN warns
19 May 2022
Why the Black Sea is key to Ukraine invasion
Aftermath of Russian bombing in Odesa
In Depth

Why the Black Sea is key to Ukraine invasion

Moscow could threaten ‘millions with starvation’ through port blockade
12 May 2022
The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths
Vladimir Putin has previously deployed ‘extreme measures’ to crush opposition
Why we’re talking about . . .

The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths

Six figures with ties to the Kremlin have died since Vladimir Putin launched Ukraine war
10 May 2022
Zelenskyy refused Kyiv evacuation
Volodymyr Zelenskyy during talks with UN General Secretary António Guterres
In Brief

Zelenskyy refused Kyiv evacuation

Ukrainian president turned down opportunity to leave capital despite threat to life, adviser claims
29 Apr 2022
Why is Russia so reliant on mercenaries?
Russian-speaking troops without insignia stationed outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea in 2014
Behind the scenes

Why is Russia so reliant on mercenaries?

Wagner Group fighter reportedly captured by jihadists in Mali
26 Apr 2022
The evidence for Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Ukraine
The aftermath of Russian shelling in the city of Mariupol
Getting to grips with . . .

The evidence for Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Ukraine

UK working ‘urgently’ to confirm reports Moscow deployed ‘poisonous substance’
14 Apr 2022
Quiz of The Week: 4 April - 8 April
A Ukrainian woman cries after returning to her destroyed neighbourhood in Bucha
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 4 April - 8 April

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8 Apr 2022

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The British-made weapon helping Ukraine repel Russia
A Ukrainian soldier poses with an NLAW next to a destroyed Russian tank
Why we’re talking about . . .

The British-made weapon helping Ukraine repel Russia

Anti-tank missile system provided by UK has ‘cult status’ among Ukrainian troops
1 Apr 2022
Quiz of The Week: 26 March - 1 April
Vladimir Putin during video meetings in the Kremlin
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 26 March - 1 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
1 Apr 2022
Does Vladimir Putin know what is happening in Ukraine?
Vladimir Putin pictured during a meeting at the Kremlin
Today’s big question

Does Vladimir Putin know what is happening in Ukraine?

Russian president being ‘misled’ about botched invasion by fearful advisers, White House says
31 Mar 2022
Will Tigray truce deliver lasting peace?
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed
Between the lines

Will Tigray truce deliver lasting peace?

Rebels and government agree ‘cessation of hostilities’ to allow humanitarian aid to reach millions in need
29 Mar 2022
Is Russia committing genocide in Ukraine?
Residents in the besieged port city of Mariupol
Today’s big question

Is Russia committing genocide in Ukraine?

Moscow accused of abducting civilians and deporting them into ‘slave labour’
21 Mar 2022
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 March
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during an address to the US Congress
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 March

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
18 Mar 2022
How drones changed the face of Ukraine’s resistance
Ukrainian personnel push a TB2 drone during exercises in 2021
The latest on . . .

How drones changed the face of Ukraine’s resistance

US to deliver ‘kamikaze’ Switchblade weapons to bolster Kyiv’s defence
18 Mar 2022
What might the Russia-Ukraine peace plan look like?
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the US Congress
Between the lines

What might the Russia-Ukraine peace plan look like?

Negotiators discussing ‘15-point’ deal to bring invasion to an end
17 Mar 2022
Why African countries are standing by Putin
A meeting of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Getting to grips with . . .

Why African countries are standing by Putin

Western diplomats ‘furious’ over refusals to condemn Russian aggression
16 Mar 2022
Quiz of The Week: 5-11 March
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 5-11 March

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
11 Mar 2022
Should the West offer Putin amnesty to end Ukraine war?
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Behind the scenes

Should the West offer Putin amnesty to end Ukraine war?

A quiet retirement for the Russian president may seem ‘odious’ but it might be the only way to end the conflict
11 Mar 2022
Everything we know so far about Ukraine hospital bombing
A satellite image of the hospital before the bombing
In Focus

Everything we know so far about Ukraine hospital bombing

President Zelenskyy tells Western leaders that refusing to impose no-fly zone makes them complicit in terror
10 Mar 2022
What is open-source intelligence?
A Ukrainian soldier stands guard at a checkpoint outside Brovary
Today’s big question

What is open-source intelligence?

Satellite images and TikTok videos are among weapons in online sleuths’ arsenal
10 Mar 2022
Will Putin’s ‘anaconda plan’ break Ukraine’s resistance?
A Ukrainian soldier helps with the evacuation of a child in Irpin, Ukraine
Today’s big question

Will Putin’s ‘anaconda plan’ break Ukraine’s resistance?

Russian troops encircling major cities raise fears of brutal blockades
9 Mar 2022
Kharkiv paying the ‘hideous cost’ of Ukraine war
Emergency services try to deal with the destruction in Kharkiv
In Depth

Kharkiv paying the ‘hideous cost’ of Ukraine war

Ukraine’s second city has so far ‘borne the brunt’ of Russia’s bombardment
9 Mar 2022
The foreign fighters joining the war in Ukraine
French soldiers board a bus
The latest on . . .

The foreign fighters joining the war in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin attempts to recruit Syrian mercenaries for attack on Kyiv
8 Mar 2022
The families at conflict over Ukraine invasion
A man says goodbye to his daughter before she boards an evacuation train at Kyiv Central station
Between the lines

The families at conflict over Ukraine invasion

Estimated 11m people in Russia have Ukrainian relatives – but some ‘don’t believe’ war is even happening
8 Mar 2022
Will Ukraine be allowed to join the EU?
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signs an application for ‘immediate membership’ of the EU
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Ukraine be allowed to join the EU?

Kyiv’s bid to join bloc tipped to lead to ‘no more than warm words’
8 Mar 2022
How Russia botched its invasion of Ukraine
Residents are evacuated after Russian shelling in Irpin
Why we’re talking about . . .

How Russia botched its invasion of Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has ‘​no way out’ of war other than ‘defeat’, FSB whistleblower claims
7 Mar 2022
How will war with Russia impact Ukraine’s Covid-19 battle?
Patients in a bomb shelter underneath a Kyiv maternity hospital
In Depth

How will war with Russia impact Ukraine’s Covid-19 battle?

Kyiv facing twin threat of military invasion and rising coronavirus infections
4 Mar 2022
The psychological war between Russia and Ukraine
Families shelter in a Kyiv metro station during a Russian bombardment
Why we’re talking about . . .

The psychological war between Russia and Ukraine

Ukraine is harnessing social media to combat Moscow’s blunt fear tactics
4 Mar 2022
How the war in Ukraine began and how it might end
The aftermath of Russian shelling in Kharkiv’s Freedom Square
Getting to grips with . . .

How the war in Ukraine began and how it might end

From a battlefield stalemate to the descent of a ‘new Iron Curtain’
3 Mar 2022
Five global consequences of Russia’s Ukraine invasion
Anti-war protesters march near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Global lens

Five global consequences of Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Kyiv’s allies have torn up decades of foreign policy and abandoned neutrality
3 Mar 2022
Is Russia’s military falling apart in Ukraine?
24 February: Ukrainian servicemen prepare to respond to a Russian attack in the Lugansk region
Behind the scenes

Is Russia’s military falling apart in Ukraine?

Leaked radio messages suggest invading troops are ‘in complete disarray’ and ‘crying in combat’
3 Mar 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
23 February: Ukraine’s Independence Monument at sunrise in central Kyiv one day before Vladimir Putin gave the order for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine
In pictures

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Defiance and destruction on day six of Vladimir Putin’s war
2 Mar 2022
Russia’s air force fails to conquer Ukraine’s skies
The aftermath of Russian shelling on Karazin Kharkiv National University in Kharkiv
Getting to grips with . . .

Russia’s air force fails to conquer Ukraine’s skies

Moscow’s modern combat aircraft yet to secure Kyiv’s airspace
2 Mar 2022
How do Russians and Ukrainians feel about war?
Anti-war protestors in Pushkin Square, Moscow
Getting to grips with . . .

How do Russians and Ukrainians feel about war?

Anti-war demonstrations dispersed by police in a host of Russian cities
25 Feb 2022
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