UkraineAlertMay 12, 2022
Putin’s Imperial War: Russia unveils plans to annex southern Ukraine
By Peter Dickinson
Kremlin officials have underlined the expansionist imperial agenda driving Putin's Ukraine war by announcing plans to officially annex Ukraine's Kherson Oblast and incorporate it into the Russian Federation.
UkraineAlertMay 11, 2022
Kazakhstan cancels Victory Day in protest over Putin’s Ukraine War
By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez, Kamila Auyezova
Kazakhstan's recent decision to cancel the country's annual WWII Victory Day parade was a small but significant indication of Nur-Sultan's opposition to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
UkraineAlertMay 8, 2022
Vladimir Putin’s WWII victory cult is a recipe for international aggression
By Andrej Lushnycky
Vladimir Putin has transformed Russia's traditional Victory Day commemorations marking the defeat of Nazi Germany into a nationalistic celebration of militarism that helps justify Moscow's war of aggression in Ukraine.
UkraineAlertMay 2, 2022
Lavrov’s anti-Semitic outburst exposes absurdity of Russia’s “Nazi Ukraine” claims
By Peter Dickinson
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has sparked a diplomatic scandal with an anti-Semitic outburst that underlines the absurdity of Russia’s relentless “Nazi Ukraine” propaganda claims.
UkraineAlertApr 27, 2022
Beyond Putin: Russian imperialism is the No. 1 threat to global security
By Volodymyr Vakhitov, Natalia Zaika
Many Western leaders accuse Vladimir Putin of single-handedly sparking the current war in Ukraine but in reality the roots of the conflict are far deeper and reflect longstanding Russian imperial attitudes toward Ukraine.
Britain DebriefApr 25, 2022
#BritainDebrief – What’s at stake in France’s Presidential Election? | A Debrief from Ambassador Gérard Araud
By Ben Judah, Gérard Araud
Senior Fellow Ben Judah interviews Ambassador Gérard Araud, former French Ambassador to the US and Senior Fellow, for #BritainDebrief to discuss how this election will impact France. What is France's role in NATO? What will happen to the European Union and France-Russia relations if Le Pen wins the election?