The Russian assault on Ukraine was the last straw that broke down any remaining barriers to Sweden and Finland for full integration with the NATO alliance.
This week marked the 75th day since Russia invaded Ukraine. As the humanitarian disaster unfolds, those carrying out Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) say additional government funding could make their work more effective.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has highlighted just how much of the world's wheat supply relies on these two countries.
As Russian military forces continue their invasion of Ukraine, environmental organizations worldwide are raising concerns about the war's far-reaching devastation to the environment.
In 2014, as Russia launched a proxy war in Eastern Ukraine and annexed Crimea, and in the years that followed, Russian hackers hammered Ukraine. The cyberattacks went so far as to knock out the power grid in parts of the country in 2015.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has raised fears among the public about the use of nuclear weapons in Europe or against the United States. This level of concern has not been seen since the end of the Cold War.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has often asserted that Russians and Ukrainians are "one people." He points to a few factors: the Russian language spoken widely in both countries, their similar cultures, and the two countries' political connections. But there is one more factor that ties all these together: religion.
The economic sanctions levied upon Russia as a consequence of its invasion of Ukraine target the Russian economy and Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest personal and business associates.
As Western nations look for ways to reduce their reliance on Russian oil and gas, another aspect of the Ukraine crisis has received less attention: Most of the 32 countries that use nuclear power rely on Russia for some part of their nuclear fuel supply chain.
Newly introduced legislation would require think tanks and nonprofits to reveal whether they have significant funding from governments and political groups in Russia and China.