UkraineAlert Feb 1, 2023
Europe’s last empire: Putin’s Ukraine war exposes Russia’s imperial identity
By Botakoz Kassymbekova
Vladimir Putin’s genocidal invasion of Ukraine has exposed modern Russia’s unapologetically imperial identity but could yet lead to the collapse of the Kremlin’s broader imperial ambitions, writes Botakoz Kassymbekova.
UkraineAlert Jan 24, 2023
Putin is facing defeat in the information war
By Peter Dickinson
Russia’s entire invasion of Ukraine has been built on a web of deceit but Putin is now facing defeat in the information war as the gap between the Kremlin’s alternative reality and the real world becomes too big to bridge.
UkraineAlert Jan 28, 2023
Poland is leading Europe’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
By Diane Francis
Poland was the unsung hero of the recent landmark decision by Berlin and Washington to provide Ukraine with tanks as Polish leadership continues to shape the European response to Russia’s genocidal invasion.
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Resilience in the face of adversity
Ukraine has moved tentatively toward an open society and market economy since independence. The country has held several democratic elections but largely failed to address state control and corruption in its economy. Since the 2014 Maidan Revolution, Ukraine has undertaken significant economic reform and moved decisively toward a Europe-focused foreign policy.
UkraineAlert Mar 6, 2022
Why Vladimir Putin is losing the information war to Ukraine
By Anders Åslund
Vladimir Putin has long enjoyed a reputation as a master of disinformation, but the Russian ruler is now clearly losing the global information war that is being waged alongside his invasion of Ukraine.
UkraineAlert Mar 10, 2022
Not just Putin: Most Russians support the war in Ukraine
By Peter Dickinson
Many international commentators have pinned the blame for the Russian invasion of Ukraine solely on Vladimir Putin but the chilling truth is that an overwhelming majority of ordinary Russians also support the war.
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