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War in Ukraine

We read between the lines of Putin’s speech

The Russian president gave his first televised address since the invasion began

Polarised politics

What is fuelling today’s culture wars?

Identity politics, opportunistic politicians and social media are polarising Britain and America

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Ukraine at war: a turning point?

Russia in retreat

The death of Queen Elizabeth II

What next for the British monarchy?

Elizabeth II was on the throne for seven decades. The ramifications of her death extend far beyond the United Kingdom

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Understanding China: Xi’s power

Tightening his grip

Violence in America

Why did murders surge in America during the pandemic?

In 2020, the country’s murder rate rose by 30%, the largest increase in over a century

War in Ukraine

What is Putin’s next move in Ukraine?

Vladimir Putin has suffered his largest ever military defeat

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Britain’s new prime minister

Our editors discuss the challenges facing Liz Truss

King Charles III

What to expect from Charles III

His mother has left very large shoes to fill. How will the new king change “The Firm”?

The end of an era

Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in numbers

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch has passed away. We examine the data behind her time on the throne

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A new world order

Lessons from Ukraine

Donald Trump

Will Donald Trump be president again?

After a one-of-a-kind presidency, Donald Trump could return for another go