• The great game in the digital age

    Stephen Nagy     |      April 23, 2022

    Optimists once hoped the collapse of European Communism presaged the ‘end of history’, but Putin’s menacing of Europe – mirrored by China’s naked ambition in Asia – is forcing the democratic world to resist once again the rise of rapacious authoritarianism.

  • Euphemisms won’t help Ukraine

    Rory Finnin     |      April 22, 2022

    The West must abandon the language of appeasement and call out Russia’s war on Ukraine for the thuggish aggression it is.

  • Wolverines!

    Alfio Leotta     |      April 20, 2022

    Red Dawn, a 40 year old film in which American teenagers resist a Soviet invasion against all the odds, is helping to inspire Ukraine’s heroic fight against its Russian invaders.

  • Turkey’s drone wars

    James Jeffrey     |      April 20, 2022

    Once better known for its potent coffee and gelatinous confectionary, Turkey is making a name for itself as a major global player in armed drone development, with its TB2 drones punching above their weight against Russian armour in Ukraine.

  • They know we know they’re lying

    Neil Bermel     |      April 17, 2022

    The ridiculous lies which Russia tells to evade blame for its outrageous actions in Ukraine are part of a larger pattern of barefaced falsehoods and deception in which truth has no meaning at all.

  • Putin’s plan to bury Ukraine

    Susanne Sternthal     |      April 16, 2022

    Russia’s plan to annihilate Ukraine and assimilate its citizens into a greater Russian empire underline the urgent need to defeat Putin’s thuggish invasion and overthrow his criminal regime.

  • Listen to Ukraine, not apologists for Russia

    Alasdair McCallum     |      April 15, 2022

    Many Western commentators still go out of their way to excuse Russia’s aggression and ignore the right of Ukraine and Eastern Europe to live in peace, freedom and democracy.

  • Why Australia’s highest peak honours an anti-Russian freedom fighter

    Darius von Güttner     |      April 15, 2022

    Russia has been bullying, invading and oppressing its East European neighbours for centuries, and Australia’s highest mountain is named after one of the many heroic freedom fighters who opposed its brutish assaults on their lands.

  • The battle for Donbas

    Frank Ledwidge     |      April 14, 2022

    Russia has waged a proxy war in the east of Ukraine for the last eight years, and the region is now the main battleground in Russia’s wholesale invasion, with the once idyllic port city of Mariupol falling at the cost of thousands of civilian casualities.

  • Russian sanctions start to bite

    Peter Rutland     |      April 14, 2022

    Russia’s economy has been hit hard by Western sanctions, although continued energy sales continue to pump billions into Putin’s war machine.

  • The good, the bad and the ugly

    Ian Hill     |      April 13, 2022

    The political, economic and social ramifications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are already rippling around the world, uniting democratic nations in Europe but exacerbating tensions and divisions elsewhere.

  • A warning from history

    Darius von Güttner     |      April 12, 2022

    The atrocities committed in Bucha and elsewhere in Ukraine by Russian troops on helpless Ukrainian civilians recall the horrific memories of the Katyn massacre of 20,000 Polish officers and decades of Soviet lies and denials.