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رسم توضيحي لامرأة حول عنقها العلم الأوكراني وعلى رأسها تاج من الزهور (State Dept./D. Thompson)

United with Ukraine [April-May 2022]

Check out our latest coverage of the developments in Ukraine and the U.S. response. This article will be updated on a rolling basis.
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Faces of Kremlin propaganda: Dimitri Peskov

This installment in a series looks at Dimitri Peskov, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, who lives in luxury as he spreads disinformation.
Illustration of man with wind-up key in his back, Russian flag in background (State Dept./M. Gregory. Images: © AtlasbyAtlas Studio/

Faces of Kremlin propaganda: Vladimir Solovyov

This installment in a series on major players in Russia's disinformation campaigns looks at Vladimir Solovyov, a Russian broadcaster.
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Ned Price: Why we welcome tough questions

As the State Department spokesperson who speaks daily with reporters from around the world, Ned Price knows the importance of a free press.
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2,000 journalists have been killed since the 1990s

Increasingly, journalists put their own safety at risk to report the news. Find out why they do it and how you can advocate for them.
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Putin’s poisons: 2020 attack on Aleksey Navalny

This installment in a series on the Kremlin's role in chemical attacks on civilians looks at the poisoning of activist Aleksey Navalny.
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Analyzing a fake Kremlin video used to justify war with Ukraine

Evidence suggests Russia used a gruesome staged incident to justify its full-scale further invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
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Putin’s poisons: 2018 attack on Sergei Skripal

This installment in a series looks at the Russian government's disinformation regarding its attempt to kill a former intelligence officer.
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Beijing reins in Hong Kong

The People's Republic of China is expanding its repression in Hong Kong, encroaching on freedoms it once promised to protect.