FROM Kathryn Stoner
The Mind of Putin The tensions have escalated on the Crimean Peninsula in eastern Ukraine, with a major Russian military presence strengthening in numbers and occupying the region’s capital over the weekend. But how does Vladimir Putin rationalize his occupation of Ukraine? To get inside Putin’s head, we called up Kathyrn Stoner, a political scientist at Stanford University and expert in Russian leadership.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.