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Recent articles by Adam:

N. Korea won’t accept help to stave off coronavirus crisis, experts fear

While it is too late to blunt the force of the country’s first wave with vaccines, there are other provisions that could be donated. But it is not clear whether North Korea would accept such offers. → Read More

From neutral to NATO: How Finland, Sweden shifted over Russia invasion

If Sweden and Finland join NATO, their membership would mark one of the biggest changes to the alliance in decades. → Read More

North Korea faces its first covid outbreak without any vaccines

North Korea, like Eritrea, has refused to join vaccine-sharing initiatives. → Read More

Remember covid? Ukraine war, inflation upstages global virus summit.

The pandemic didn't go away, but global attention may be elsewhere. → Read More

Mariupol siege endgame means very different things for Russia and Ukraine

For Ukrainians, it will likely be remembered as a heroic last stand. But for the Kremlin, it’s belated justification of claims to be “de-Nazifying” Ukraine. → Read More

Shift to ruble in Kherson fuels concerns about Russia’s aims in occupied region

Russia may be trying to "exert strong political and economic influence in Kherson over the long term,” Britain's Defense Ministry said. → Read More

Attacks in breakaway region Transnistria add further intrigue to Ukraine war

The country is often seen as a quirk of geography and history, though it also became more worryingly known as a murky hub for organized crime and people smuggling. → Read More

Macron's 24-year age gap with his wife: How does it compare with other world leaders?

Emmanuel Macron is 24 years younger than his wife, and the incoming French president is exasperated that people keep talking about it. → Read More

Russian presence at G-20 meeting reveals a fragmented global community

Russia received a frosty reception at a G-20 meeting this week — but history has shown that diplomatic discomfort is often fleeting. → Read More

The big role that small countries are playing in supplying Ukraine

Small European countries like Slovakia and Estonia are pushing for more military support to Russia, even as bigger countries like France and Germany hesitate. → Read More

How isolated is Russia, really?

Much of the world has condemned Russia. But for much of the world, it's business as usual. → Read More

Putin’s war in Ukraine united Americans against Russia — to a point, polling shows

A majority of Americans now say Russia is an enemy. But they differ on how we should handle that enemy. → Read More

U.K.'s Boris Johnson's effusive support for Ukraine comes with complications

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly singled out the British leader for praise. But critics say Johnson's domestic reforms are half-hearted. → Read More

Ukraine invasion could be final nail in Russian vaccine hope Sputnik V

If Sputnik V once looked like a vital tool for the Kremlin’s geopolitical ambition, it now looks like another victim of it. → Read More

Ukraine claims that Russia is using white phosphorus

"This morning, by the way, there were phosphorus bombs. Phosphorus Russian bombs. Adults were killed again and children were killed again,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said during a virtual address to NATO leaders on Thursday. → Read More

Ukrainian hospitals continue to be in the firing line during Russia’s invasion

The World Health Organization said Wednesday it had verified 64 attacks on health-care facilities in Ukraine since the war began. → Read More

Why Covax, the best hope for vaccinating the world, was doomed to fall short

As another wave gathers, global health experts wonder why the best plan to fight back against the coronavirus didn't succeed. → Read More

The Ukrainian city of Mariupol is under siege. It’s a wartime tactic Russia’s Putin knows too well.

As Russia's leader, Vladimir Putin has led devastating sieges of Grozny, Aleppo and now Mariupol. → Read More

Israel’s Bennett and Turkey’s Erdogan are hoping to broker peace between Russia and Ukraine

France's Macron, Israel's Bennett and Turkey's Erdogan are among the world leaders pushing Putin for peace. But there are few signs he's listening. → Read More

Russia Sanctions: Why the enormous scale of financial pain being inflicted on Russia worries some in the West

Some in the West are trumpeting the sanctions on Russia. Others are worried about collateral damage. → Read More