• The war the west must win

    Chris McNicol     |      March 21, 2024

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a direct assault on the Western liberal order, and for our peace, freedom and principles to survive, we must rise to the challenge and do whatever it takes to defeat the aggressor.

  • Be brave like Ukraine

    Anastasiya Byesyedina     |      March 14, 2024

    The Pope may be calling for Ukraine to surrender, but the people of Ukraine will fight on for their freedom, their culture and their lives. We must do all we can to support them.

  • The end of the affair

    Paul Dibb     |      March 8, 2024

    As Russia’s stalled invasion of Ukraine drags into a third year, what are the prospects to an end to the conflict, and could it escalate into a full-scale war between Russia and NATO?

  • Ukraine is fighting our war

    Brendan Nicholson     |      March 3, 2024

    On the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of his country, Ambassador Vasyl Myroshnychenko has delivered a blunt and heartfelt message to Australia—Ukraine is fighting our war.

  • Helping Ukraine to help ourselves

    Bec Shrimpton     |      March 2, 2024

    To recall Margaret Thatcher’s choice turn of phrase to George H.W. Bush when confronting Saddam Hussein’s flagrant aggression against Kuwait in 1990, this is no time “to go wobbly” on Australia’s support for Ukraine.

  • Ukraine at the crossroads

    Stefan Wolff     |      February 27, 2024

    Divided Americans and apathetic Europeans must double down on military, economic and political support for Ukraine or risk the spectre of a resurgent Vladimir Putin gloating in victory.

  • A tough year ahead for Ukraine

    Matthew Sussex     |      February 25, 2024

    Europe is finally beginning to wake up to the reality a Trump-led US could abandon NATO, in addition to Ukraine, but whether European nations are able to overcome their institutional inertia and webs of entangled interests to stoutly resist Russia on their own remains an open question.

  • The horror, the horror

    Jon Richardson     |      February 23, 2024

    Unmarked graves, abducted children, raped women, murdered civilians, blasted landscapes, deserted towns, violent repression and cultural erasure are just part of the devastating toll of Russia’s bestial invasion of Ukraine.

  • Stay the course with Ukraine

    Peter Tesch     |      February 20, 2024

    The West cannot turn its back on Ukraine in the face of Vladimir Putin’s remorseless and ruthless aggression. He must be stopped and turned back, or Western Europe itself will be in grave danger.

  • A decade of war in Ukraine

    Andrew Maher     |      February 10, 2024

    The war in Ukraine – dating back to Russia’s illegal seizure of Crimea in 2014 – has a host of lessons for Western nations in terms of combat tactics as well as the need to robustly oppose and defeat power-hungry dictators.

  • No retreat, no surrender

    Elis Vllasi     |      February 2, 2024

    A Western-imposed peace deal in Ukraine which hands Vladimir Putin Ukrainian territory in return for a ceasefire will only feed Russia’s insatiable hunger for land – as it did with Serbia after the Balkan Wars 20 years ago.

  • Ukrainians stand firm in the face of terror

    Gerard Toal     |      January 31, 2024

    Support for Ukraine may be wavering in some Western countries but the people of that country remain resolute in their determination to defeat the enemy without territorial concessions or a loss of sovereignty.