What an old rebbe’s fable can teach us about the war in Ukraine
President Zelensky’s soaring optimism has given way to the reality that America isn’t coming to help, Ukraine is on its own, and Vladimir Putin is only getting started
The legendary Soviet political prisoner and Israeli government minister on the war in Ukraine, the two Vladimirs, and the implications for the Middle East
The absurdities of this historical moment, as embodied by President Zelensky, point us to the deeper truths of Ukraine’s messy identity, which is proving to be a more powerful construction than Putin’s authoritarian nostalgia
The funnyman who became a warrior and founded a new Europe
As Biden bumbles, Macron stumbles, and Putin makes rape jokes, the Ukrainian president stalls for time
A rollicking debate in Ukraine’s Rada over the sanctioning of pro-Russia TV channels turns into the setup for a Jewish joke
At the Yalta European Strategy conference, an inscrutable spectacle
In Kyiv, the first meeting between the two world leaders of Jewish descent was short on accomplishments but big on symbolism
Volodymyr Zelensky won the election, but can he govern?
Tablet’s Vladislav Davidzon gained special access to Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s enigmatic new leader who once played the president on TV. Here, Davidzon shares his impressions of Zelensky and his predictions for Ukraine’s political future.
In Ukraine, a simulacrum of reality TV-show politics that put Donald Trump’s version to shame