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Several countries are rejecting Russians fleeing forced military service. But offering them refuge would help protect dissidents and deprive Putin of critical manpower.
A comment by Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas highlights a longstanding pernicious fallacy.
Vladimir Putin's Partial Mobilization Order Strengthens the Case for Opening Western Doors to Russians Fleeing His Regime
It should also lead Western nations to grant asylum to Russian soldiers who surrender or desert, and those who evade the military draft.
A easy-to-remedy snafu in the government's Uniting for Ukraine program is exposing some Ukrainian migrants to deportation and preventing others from working legally in the United States.
Alas, the Russians never forgave him.
Government officials broke the world, and we’re all paying the price.
So far, U.S. support for Ukraine hasn’t had any consequences for us. We shouldn’t expect it to always be that way.
Calls for Western nations to bar Russian migrants and visitors are wrong on both moral and strategic grounds. Acting on them would only benefit Vladimir Putin and his regime..
"It was learning by doing," says one ambulance driver. "Most things that happen here are done by volunteers, not government officials."
Leaving the country dependent on Russian natural gas was not too smart.
It is unclear if, or when, she could be freed by a prisoner exchange
Brittney Griner's 9-Year Sentence Highlights Stark Differences Between Russian and U.S. Pot Penalties
Travelers caught with small amounts of marijuana at the U.S. border face much less severe punishment.
Nancy Pelosi’s presence in Taipei will not magically make Taiwan more secure from Chinese invasion.
As appalling as the Russian foreign minister’s admission is, it does not change the reasons to avoid a war with Moscow.
The U.S. justice system also has a staggeringly low acquittal rate and over-charges on drug offenses.
We can condemn the actions of Moscow without forfeiting the right to point out missteps in Kyiv.
The last thing the U.S. should be doing is poking a nuclear bear.
"If government is big enough to give you anything, it's big enough to take everything away from you."
A live debate at PorcFest, in Lancaster, New Hampshire.
"You have to ensure the citizens are protected against the power of the state. This is what we call liberal democracies."
The WNBA player has been detained in Russia on drug possession charges since February.
Joe Biden announced an additional $800 million in weapons aid for Ukraine following last week's news that CIA personnel are directing intelligence in Kyiv.
Strongly held wishes and pixie dust won’t deliver a green utopia.
Taking this step is both a moral imperative, and the right way to advance US economic and strategic interests.
The U.S. Is Spending $130 Million a Day on Military Aid for Ukraine Without Meaningful Congressional Oversight
Lawmakers are avoiding important debates about America's role in the conflict and the potential for misuse of funds and weapons.
When the Bushwick bar Honey's tried to host a “Russia, Ukraine, and Food" talk with food writer and academic Darra Goldstein, the angry mob shut them down.
The events of 2022 can be seen as another chapter in a very long story: Ukraine looking westward and seeking freedom while Russia slides deeper into autocracy.
Lockdowns, trade disputes, and warfare make the next meal once again a matter of concern.
Critics allege, with some justice, that the Biden Administration is treating the former more favorably than the latter. If so, the right solution is to increase openness to Afghans and others fleeing war and repression, not bar more Ukrainians.