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Secretary of State Blinken visits Ukraine, intended to signal “strong reassurance” that the West will continue to back Kyiv. Meanwhile, Putin heads to Beijing. / Semafor

Russia is conducting “hybrid warfare” in Moldova, i.e., anything “short of bombing the country.” / The Week

Notes on how US intelligence is moving aggressively to adopt and integrate artificial intelligence. / Forever Wars

Antiwar protesters from the 1960s respond to today’s unrest. “It gives you a little rush of school spirit.” / The Wall Street Journal [+]

Naomi Fry on Stephanie Clifford, or Stormy Daniels: “As I watched her, I thought that she could have handily won The Apprentice.” / The New Yorker

See also: “Trump Reflexively Asks Michael Cohen To Silence Michael Cohen.” / The Onion

Members-only clubs are proliferating for rich New Yorkers. “We’ve still got a long way to go before we reach peak club.” / GQ

Unrelated: Am I seriously choosing to contribute to the destruction of the natural environment because I want to look cuter? / The Kramer Is Now

Meanwhile, a recent fad on TikTok of “boycotting” celebrities suggests an era that’s inclined to strike or complain. / The Trend Report

A reporter visits China and drives a dozen electric cars. “Western automakers are cooked.” / Inside EVs

See also: None of the traditional big three automakers make a sedan anymore. / Fast Company

Americans aren’t likely to get better sunscreens—as found in Japan, South Korea, and France—anytime soon. / Undark Magazine

What makes a card game great? Among other things: “It can’t be boring. Ever.” / Matt’s Five Points

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