• How Ukraine won the social media war

    Brandon Boatwright     |      August 20, 2023

    Russia’s well funded propagandist bots and troll farms proved as ineffective as its lumpen armed forces in the social media war for Western hearts and minds in vital first weeks of Putin’s failed invasion.

  • Revenge of the Tartars

    Gerald Hughes     |      August 7, 2023

    A resistance group of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group native to the occupied peninsula who suffered terribly under the Russian Empire and Soviet rule, are now a prominent player in Ukraine’s struggle against the Russian invaders.

  • What now for the Wagner gang?

    Tom Saxton     |      August 5, 2023

    The Wagner mercenary group overplayed its hand in Ukraine but Prigozhin may now concentrate on continuing to disrupt the security of at-risk states, bringing a new plague of chaos to the world.

  • Ukraine marches forward

    Christopher Morris     |      August 2, 2023

    The West’s timid refusal to give Ukraine the jets it needs has slowed its brave counter-offensive against heavily mined and fortified Russian positions, but increasing progress is being made.

  • Putin’s bridge is falling down

    Stefan Wolff     |      July 21, 2023

    Ukraine’s successful strike against the bridge built to link Russia with its illegally occupied territory in Crimea is another crushing blow to Russia’s ability to sustain its invasion and to Putin’s battered pride.

  • Ukraine needs tanks, planes – and cluster bombs

    Rodger Shanahan     |      July 13, 2023

    It seems perverse that Ukraine should be criticised for wanting to use cluster bombs against Russian military targets when those very invasion forces have been using them for more than a year against Ukraine.

  • Remembering Victoria Amelina

    Marko Pavlyshyn     |      July 8, 2023

    Victoria Amelina, murdered by Russian rockets aimed at civilian centres, joins a long procession of Ukrainian writers whose lives were cut short by oppressors intent on this nation’s destruction.

  • Ukraine fights for the free world

    Bec Shrimpton     |      July 7, 2023

    Ukraine’s survival as an independent sovereign state is crucial for everyone’s security as a Russian victory would overturn the international rule of law which has helped protect the peace since the end of the Second World War.

  • Putin’s wars

    Robert Wihtol     |      July 5, 2023

    Vladimir Putin expected Ukraine to surrender without a fight, NATO to hesitate and Europe splinter. A new book traces the roots of his epic miscalculation and how his attempt to destroy the international rules based order has failed.

  • Downfall

    Malcolm Davis     |      June 29, 2023

    A major armed insurrection on top of a long, grinding defeat in Ukraine are turning Vladimir Putin from a fear-inspiring despot into a figure of ridicule.

  • How Putin was saved by his poodle

    Natalya Chernyshova     |      June 29, 2023

    Dictatorships always seem entrenched in power until they aren’t, and though Alexander Lukashenko was credited with saving Vladimir Putin’s regime in the face of the Wagner rebellion, his fall will likely follow Putin’s inevitable and hastening demise.

  • Send our old jets to help Ukraine

    James Dwyer     |      June 28, 2023

    Western countries need to give Ukraine the modern fighters and main battle tanks it needs to drive out the invaders, and Australia should lead by example by handing over our surplus F18s.