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Reporting Ukraine: How to follow Nastya and Josh 

Following our evening with these two courageous reporters, here is where you can find their work: Nastya Stanko is Editor in Chief of Slidstvo:

The English version website of Hromadske:

Joshua Yaffa's personal website is and an archive of his New Yorker writing is here:


A new far-left party now joins an older far right in threatening an enfeebled centrist consensus.

By David Frum in The Atlantic


Photo Stefan Boness / VISUM / Redux in The Atlantic


Inside the Wager Group's Armed Uprising

How Yevgeny Prigozhin’s private military company went from fighting alongside Russian forces in Ukraine to staging a mutiny at home.

Joshua Yaffa writes a deep dive for The New Yorker.

Photo illustration by Cristiana Couceiro; Source photographs from Alamy and Getty for The New Yorker


How to Help Ukrainians,
a Year In

Wondering what the most effective way to donate and help?


Timothy Snyder offers a current list of causes to back in and for Ukraine.


Franklin Foer

Get ready for our event with author Franklin Foer on February 1st, 2024 by reading his latest on the the first two years of the Biden presidency. 

With unparalleled access to the tight inner circle of advisers who have surrounded Biden for decades, Foer dramatizes in forensic detail the first two years of the Biden presidency, concluding with the historic midterm elections. This is a gripping portrait of a major president at a time when democracy itself seems imperiled. Biden resorted to old-fashioned politics: deal-making and compromise. It was a gamble that seemed at first disastrously anachronistic, as he struggled to rally even the support of his own party. Yet, as the midterms drew near, via a series of bills with banal names, Biden somehow found a way to invest trillions of dollars in clean energy, the domestic semiconductor industry, and new infrastructure. Had he done the impossible―breaking decisively with the old Washington consensus to achieve progressive goals?

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with Asha Rangappa

an Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer at the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, a lawyer and the former Dean of Admissions at Yale Law School, and before that, Special Agent in the counterintelligence division of the FBI, Asha Rangappa's substack "The Freedom Academy" brings together her interests in foreign affairs, law and policy, and counterintelligence. Her goal is to use this platform to educate and create a community around understanding the threat of disinformation and its impact on democracy. Perhaps it’s fitting that this Freedom Academy is manifesting in an online format, given that the threat of information warfare today presensts largely in cyberspace. The great part is that this format has the capacity to bring together more people than the original concept ever imagined!

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