• 12 reasons to arm Ukraine

    Maria Berlinska     |      May 4, 2022

    The USA and Europe sat on its hands while Russia menaced Ukraine, with all too many people either excusing Putin’s actions or shying from the fight. Now that Ukraine has proved its ability and will to survive, the West has a moral and self-interested duty to help the Ukrainian military win its struggle against tyranny and aggression.

  • Home is where the heart is

    Karen Jacobsen     |      May 1, 2022

    Many of the millions of Ukrainian refugees who fled the Russian invasion in February and March are looking to return home. ‘Nobody wants to run from the war’ says one of Ukraine’s displaced millions contemplating the conflicting pulls of home, family and safety.

  • Russia’s gas weapon backfires

    Michael Webber     |      May 1, 2022

    Russia’s weaponization of its controversial natural gas supplies to the West is beginning to backfire by destroying demand for it.

  • This is what a hero looks like

    Toby Newstead     |      April 30, 2022

    In sharp contrast to the rapacious narcissist haunting the Kremlin, and the timid pygmies in the USA and EU who initially left Ukraine to burn, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has inspired his embattled country and the world with the simple virtues of courage, conviction and honesty.

  • Russia’s long slide into pariah status

    Mathew Doidge     |      April 30, 2022

    Russia’s disastrous invasion of Ukraine is the culmination of its long slide into the diplomatic abyss. Only Eritrea, Belarus, North Korea and Syria voted against the UN resolution condemning the attack.

  • Tracking wartime destruction from space

    Hannes Mueller     |      April 30, 2022

    A new automated analysis of satellite imagery can reveal the extent of building destruction in conflict zones, providing vital information for humanitarian aid.

  • Eyes in the sky on the Russian invasion

    Erik Gartzke     |      April 29, 2022

    Satellite imagery has uncovered evidence of Russian war crimes – including numerous mass graves of murdered civilians – as well as helping Ukraine’s defenders pinpoint and destroy Russian vehicles and bases.

  • Ukraine’s ambassador appeals for heavy weapons to defend freedom for us all

    Brendan Nicholson     |      April 28, 2022

    Ukraine’s Ambassador to Australia says the country needs large stocks of heavy weapons, tanks, artillery, long-range missiles and air-defence systems to defeat the Russian offensive.

  • Generation “Z”

    Jennifer Mathers     |      April 26, 2022

    Just as generations of Russian children were brainwashed into accepting communism, so young people today are being indoctrinated to support Putin’s brutal internal repression and aggressive foreign wars in the name of fervent nationalism.

  • President Zelenskyy’s Orthodox Easter address

    Volodymyr Zelenskyy     |      April 24, 2022

    While the Orthodox Church in Russia officially supports Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Zelenskyy used the holiest day in the Orthodox calendar to hope for peace and thank the nation’s people for their courage.

  • One woman’s war

    Tamara Lobzina     |      April 24, 2022

    Russia launched its appalling assault on Ukraine at daybreak on the 24th of February. Here is one woman’s experience of the war so far.

  • Ukraine’s struggle is our fight too

    Peter Jennings     |      April 23, 2022

    Supporting Ukraine is the best way to strengthen global deterrence against military adventurism from authoritarian regimes. The more Australia can do to strengthen Ukraine, the more confidence we can have that fellow democracies will help us in the future.