Jen Kirby, Vox

Jen Kirby

Vox

New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • Vox
Past:
  • CNBC
  • New York Magazine
  • The New Republic

Recent articles by Jen:

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China’s Covid narrative is backfiring

China used its Covid strategy to sell its public, and the world, on the stability of its governing system. Now what? → Read More

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Can Ukraine’s infrastructure survive the winter?

Russian strikes have devastated Ukraine’s energy networks as winter approaches. → Read More

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The international missile incident in Poland that wasn’t

It was a reminder of the ever-present risks of escalation because of the Ukraine war. → Read More

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What a Russian retreat from Kherson means

Russia’s announcement is another setback for Putin, and a political win for Ukraine. → Read More

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Lula wins, Bolsonaro shuts up

Brazil’s political elite — including Bolsonaro’s allies — have acknowledged Lula’s win defeating the incumbent. → Read More

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Bolsonaro finally speaks — but doesn’t concede the election

Still, his administration confirmed that the presidential transition is beginning, as Lula prepares to take over on January 1. → Read More

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Who would make Bolsonaro president again?

How the incumbent president might win — or lose — in Sunday’s runoff. → Read More

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Welcome to Europe’s energy crisis. Find your own firewood.

War, inflation, and the energy crunch mean everyone is seeking a safety net. → Read More

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What did Putin accomplish with his Ukraine barrage?

Putin’s airstrikes showed he can punish Ukraine — but can’t easily change the course of war. → Read More

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Putin’s desperate attempt to annex parts of Ukraine

Following sham referendums, Russian President Vladimir Putin escalates the Ukraine war. → Read More

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The Nord Stream pipeline sabotage, explained

The undersea explosions in two gas pipelines from Russia exposed Europe’s vulnerabilities — just as the continent faces a looming energy crisis. → Read More

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The far right is having a moment in Europe. Actually, everywhere.

An expert explains recent (and maybe soon-to-be) far-right victories in Europe. → Read More

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What Putin’s latest threats mean for the risk of nuclear war

An expert on Russia’s nuclear approach, and how Putin is raising the stakes — even if risk of a nuclear war is still low. → Read More

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Putin’s nuclear threats and war escalation, explained

Putin is trying to change the course of the Ukraine war. Will it work? → Read More

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Ukraine wants more weapons. But can Europe provide?

A battle over German tanks raises bigger questions about Ukrainian support. → Read More

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How King Charles might rule

A future "climate king" takes over at an uncertain time for the United Kingdom and the world. → Read More

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New prime minister, same old battles over Brexit

Liz Truss, a Brexit convert, won the Conservative leadership contest and will replace Boris Johnson. → Read More

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Should Russian tourists be held responsible for Putin’s war?

Europe’s latest symbolic debate (and solution) over how to punish Russia for its Ukraine war. → Read More

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Public transit for nine bucks a month? Germany tried it.

Germany introduced a 9-Euro-Ticket to help ease the energy crisis. Now it’s trying to figure out what comes next. → Read More

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Europe’s gas crisis is here

Russia’s weaponization of natural gas is putting Europe on edge — and forcing leaders to prepare for winter, now. → Read More