Left to right: Streets are flooded in Kherson, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 7, 2023 after the walls of the Kakhovka dam collapsed; Screen shot form video; Vehicles on fire at an oil depot after missiles struck the facility in an area controlled by Russian-bac

VIDEO: The environmental impact of the war in Ukraine


Damages to the environment are widespread and will continue to impact Ukrainians for decades to come.

Tattoo artists tattooing their clients.

Ukrainians embrace tattoos as a form of patriotism

Yevdokia, 65, hugs her son Alexander in front of their house, which was heavily damaged by Russia attack, in the retaken area of Izium, Ukraine, on Sept. 14, 2022.

VIDEO: Ukraine’s year of war, displacement and no end in sight

A man in a crowd wearing a white T-shirt holds up a sign saying 'Russia get out of Georgia."

NATO agreed Georgia would join. Why hasn’t it happened?


Commentary: Wartainment?

Arts, Culture & Media


Arts, Culture & Media

In 1871, the composer Giuseppe Verdi staged a savage war as a backdrop for a romantic story. He set his opera Aida in the glory days of the pharaohs. Aida premiered in Egypt to mark the unveiling of Cairo’s opera house and the opening of the Suez Canal. Produced by Judith Kampfner.

Aleksandar Hemon

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Alesksandar Hemon, the author of the novel Nowhere Man, was in Chicago in 1992 when the war began in his hometown of Sarajevo. He found out much as he could, through TV news, phone calls, and letters from friends back in Bosnia. Produced by Michele Siegel.

Vietnam On Screen

Arts, Culture & Media

What do we know about a particular war, after we’ve seen it reenacted dozens of times in dozens of different films? The U.S. pulled out of Vietnam in 1975, and we’ve been watching movies about it ever since. Film historians Larry Suid and Frank McAdams help us sort through them. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Now Playing: The Art of War

Arts, Culture & Media

As the operations in Iraq shift to peacekeeping, reflecting on the war is a tricky business. Art may seem like a strange mission for the Defense department, but in fact the US military sends trained artists into to combat to document the experience and feeling of conflict. Studio 360’s Michele Siegel talked to two combat […]

Operation Homecoming

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People have been telling tales of war since before Homer wrote the Iliad. But rarely has war been documented first-hand by the people fighting. A new program launched by the National Endowment for the Arts is aimed at changing that. In the coming year, a series of writing workshops will be held at military bases […]