Vladimir Putin

Putin’s War Shows Autocracies and Fossil Fuels Go Hand in Hand. Here’s How to Tackle Both.

Democracies are making more progress than autocracies when it comes to climate action. But divestment campaigns can put pressure on the most recalcitrant of political leaders.

My Own Scary Encounter with Putin

My interaction with Putin up close didn’t help me foresee today’s ugly war. But it did show him to be manipulative, deceptive, and cold-blooded. Machismo is not a healthy starting point.

‘Reimagine Security’, Experts Urge, As Military Emissions and Budgets Grow in Tandem

“If we were further down the path to decarbonization, this war would never have happened,” says a top U.S. military expert.

Putin’s Horrors Shift the World

Putin’s evil invasion of Ukraine is a pivot point, around which much is shifting. The world is spinning differently on its axis, and we don’t know what comes next.

Of Tech and Trump

The tech industry continues to loom large in the responses to this year’s election and plays multiple interesting roles in its aftermath: Russia has been accused of "hacking" the election, Facebook has been forced to...

Social Media Fuels Hopes for Civil Society in Russia

So what’s Europe’s largest Internet economy: Germany? The United Kingdom? France? Since last year, Russia is top of the heap—at least in terms of users, according to Internet metrics experts ComScore. More important, Russia’s online...