• Putin’s Stalinist plan for Ukraine

    Paul Maddrell     |      June 22, 2022

    Putin’s quest to conquor the whole of Ukraine has stalled, but his attempts to absorb the east of the country through brutal force and ethic cleansing echo the approach of his main role model.

  • Prosecuting Putin

    Victor Peskin     |      June 21, 2022

    The capture and prosecution of Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic offers a playbook for bringing Vladimir Putin to justice for his savage assault on Ukraine.

  • Russia’s slide into tyranny

    William Partlett     |      April 21, 2022

    After Soviet communist dictatorship collapsed, Russia’s brief flirtation with democracy descended into autocracy as an ever more powerful President centred absolute power in his own hands.

  • Putin’s people – How the KGB took back Russia then took on the West

    John West     |      April 2, 2022

    Catherine Belton’s book “Putin’s People” explains how the Russian dictator and his KGB cronies snuffed out democracy in Russia and began to rebuild the Soviet Empire to entrench themselves in power.

  • How to handle a mad dog?

    Magnus Linden     |      March 26, 2022

    How do you solve a problem like Vladimir Putin? A two-level game is needed, based on understanding the psychology behind his destructive leadership, to drive a wedge between him and the Russian people.