• The world signs up for Ukraine’s cyber army

    Dan Svantesson     |      March 7, 2022

    Over a quarter of a million people around the world have joined Ukraine’s ‘cyber-army’ to respond to the Russian cyber attacks and propaganda that accompanied its invasion of Ukraine. It’s time for Australia to aid the fight, rather than hinder it.

  • Lies, damned lies, and Russian propaganda

    Open Forum     |      March 7, 2022

    Terrified of the truth and his own people, as all dictators, are Vladimir Putin is locked in a vicious struggle not only to subjugate Ukraine, but also to keep the Russian people in line through limiting information about the war to official lies and propaganda.

  • Putin’s MAD option

    John Storey     |      March 7, 2022

    Russia’s massive nuclear arsenal, and Putin’s professed willingness to use them, has stayed the West’s hand in helping Ukraine, but an increasingly crazed Putin might use them against Kiev, knowing the West might not respond.

  • Europe turns blue and gold for Ukraine

    Colin Chapman     |      March 7, 2022

    After two decades of ignoring or appeasing Vladimir Putin’s bluster and aggression, European leaders have finally faced the reality of the angry and voracious bear on their borders.

  • Help pours in for the heroes of Ukraine

    Brendan Nicholson     |      March 6, 2022

    The head of Ukraine’s diplomatic mission in Australia, Volodymyr Shalkivskyi, says military and humanitarian aid sent by friendly countries is helping Ukraine fight its Russian invaders.

  • Calls grow for NATO no-fly zone

    Christoph Bluth     |      March 6, 2022

    As Ukrainian civilians come under direct attack from Russia’s invading army and refugees pour into other central European countries, the clamour for a military response from NATO is getting louder.

  • Understanding Australia’s Ukraine policy

    Elizabeth Buchanan     |      March 5, 2022

    Australia has expressed its support for Ukraine in the current crisis, although we have only just begun to supply military aid. Expressing support for democratic values falls short of fighting for them, and the current war may just be a foretaste of a closer conflict to come.

  • Words are worth something

    Michael Shoebridge     |      March 5, 2022

    The West continues to stand by and watch Russia’s desecration of Ukraine without offering direct military action, but at least the rhetoric of its leaders reflects the gravity of the situation and recognises the true nature of the threat posed by Russia.

  • Ukraine’s agony rekindles Europe’s resolve

    Matt Fitzpatrick     |      March 4, 2022

    After decades of minimal defence spending and nervously tip-toeing around Russian strategic sensitivities, nations across Europe are mobilising their forces and flocking to join NATO now the true nature of Russian intentions can no longer be denied.

  • Protests erupt in Russia against Putin’s war

    Alvina Hoffmann     |      March 4, 2022

    Thousands of protesters against Putin’s war have marched in over 50 Russian cities, despite years of blanket propaganda in state controlled media and sweeping arrests of those brave enough to raise their voice against Putin’s regime.

  • The long war to come

    Andrew Heiner     |      March 3, 2022

    Russia gambled on Ukraine – and world opinion – folding as quickly as Crimea to its attack, but the spirited resistance of the Ukrainian people and outrage from the rest of the globe to its brutal assault mean that it faces a bitterly contested occupation until Putin is finally overthrown or sees reason.

  • Anonymous declares war on Russia

    Jennifer Medbury     |      March 2, 2022

    Russian state cyber-hackers waged unrelenting war on Ukraine’s online infrastructure long before the war began, but now hackers and citizens around the world are fighting back and targeting Russia’s cyber systems in retaliation.