Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in late 1991, Ukraine has tried — and repeatedly failed — to transform itself into a stable, prosperous democracy. The presidential elections on Sunday, May... read more

At the first of the Nuremberg trials, Justice Robert H. Jackson, the chief American prosecutor, delivered one of the most powerful opening statements in modern times. Speaking of the 22... read more

As in Soviet times, the bigger Moscow’s empire, the more it claims it’s threatened. Nobody should fall for that argument, but some influential Western voices still do.

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Russia’s president is gambling the future of his country to consolidate his grip on power. But his economy is a wreck and the people who support him today may well revile him tomorrow... read more

‘To think critically is always to be hostile,” the political philosopher Hannah Arendt declared in what turned out to be... read more

As the 25th anniversary of the seismic upheavals of 1989 approaches, EWI’s Andrew Nagorski writes about his experiences covering Lech... read more

In 1914, shortly after Germany invaded neutral Belgium, the German authorities exacted revenge for the shooting of several of their soldiers on patrol in Louvain. They executed more... read more

As a young girl, she idolized Marlene Dietrich; much later she sang with Charles Aznavour and was compared to Edith Piaf. Vera Gran... read more

Pope Benedict XVI's relatively unmomentous papacy may yet prove to be of resounding consequence.

Pope Benedict XVI's papacy has not been known for stellar moments, yet he is ending... read more

By Andrew Nagorski
I quickly—and often—irritated the Kremlin after starting my assignment as Newsweek’s Moscow bureau chief in May 1981.

 Solidarity was on the rise in Poland.  I... read more