• The Russia-China Axis menaces the West

    Paul Dibb     |      December 1, 2019

    The dictatorships in charge of Russia and China are taking advantage of the West’s unwillingness to invest in defence, or even believe in itself, and posing an ever greater threat to international security.

  • Putin’s ‘new generation’ war on the west

    Connor Dilleen     |      November 16, 2019

    Russia may be in decline, but its aggressive doctrine of strategic relativism means it intends to take much of the rest of the world with it.

  • Putin bounces back

    David Uren     |      November 12, 2019

    How does a country with an economy the size of Spain, corruption on a par with Papua New Guinea and life expectancy below Libya still cast a shadow over Europe?

  • Bringing Russia to justice over MH17

    Marieke de Hoon     |      July 28, 2019

    Those involved in the shooting down of a Malaysia airliner – and the deaths of 283 passengers and 15 crew on board – during Russia’s proxy invasion of Eastern Ukraine may yet be brought to justice.

  • Unfinished business – Russia’s war on Ukraine

    Kyle Wilson     |      April 11, 2019

    Five years after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and proxy invasion of East Ukraine, the fears that Putin seeks further expansion of Russia’s boundaries are as real as ever.

  • It’s time to counter Russia’s militarisation of the Black Sea

    Connor Dilleen     |      December 5, 2018

    If NATO continues to cede influence and authority in the Black Sea to Russia, Putin’s threat to Ukraine and neighbouring nations will only increase, threatening the international rules based order on which international security depends.

  • Facing up to the bear in the Asia-Pacific

    Alexey Muraviev     |      November 2, 2018

    Russia continues to menace its former possessions in Europe and is increasingly looking to increase its influence in the Pacific, in alliance with China and in its own right, a growing threat which Australia must take seriously.

  • How Putin exploits democracy’s lost promise

    Brian Grodsky     |      June 11, 2018

    Vladimir Putin maintains an iron grip on power and flexes Russia’s muscles in the ‘near abroad’, but perhaps the Russian dictator’s greatest success lies in sowing turmoil in Western democracies themselves.