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  • Putin, Macron, Scholz discuss Ukraine crisis over phone

    Putin, Macron, Scholz discuss Ukraine crisis over phone

    Macron and Scholz urged an immediate ceasefire and a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine, the German government said in a statement, noting the 75-minute talk as part of the ongoing international efforts to end the conflict, Xinhua reported.

    March 13, 2022
  • Putin preparing terrorist attack on Chernobyl nuclear plant: Ukraine

    Putin preparing terrorist attack on Chernobyl nuclear plant: Ukraine

    For the sake of propaganda, the Russian invaders are preparing fake "evidence" of the involvement of Ukrainian defenders in the terrorist attack.

    March 11, 2022
  • Why Ukraine was the last straw for Putin

    Why Ukraine was the last straw for Putin

    The exception in case of Ukraine may be its geostrategic position, grains, minerals, and hydrocarbons. Ukraine used to produce around 25 per cent of all the agri-output of USSR; a fifth of its current food exports still go to Russia while 17 per cent lands up in EU nations. Capture of this country can boost the food security of Russia. Most of these foodgrains used to leave the country through Crimean ports, and Crimea was captured by Russia in 2014.

    March 11, 2022
  • Sowing seeds of a post-Putin Russia?

    Sowing seeds of a post-Putin Russia?

    Notwithstanding reports of Russian aircraft being downed, an air offensive has not been a crucial part of Moscow’s playbook so far. A no-fly zone, though, could mean a direct shooting match between Nato and Russia. Where that might lead is mortifying. That is why both the US and the main European powers have hesitated to comply with Ukrainian president Volodomyr Zelensky’s wishes.

    March 10, 2022
  • Putin views Ukraine conflict as war he cannot afford to lose: US Intel chiefs

    Putin views Ukraine conflict as war he cannot afford to lose: US Intel chiefs

    Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said at a congressional hearing that the US intelligence assesses Putin is unlikely to be deterred by the setbacks the Russian military has faced in Ukraine, suggesting he is doubling down on his campaign to keep Ukraine from joining NATO.

    March 9, 2022
  • Putin’s decimated forces could lose war in Ukraine: Top UK General

    Putin’s decimated forces could lose war in Ukraine: Top UK General

    When the invasion began on February 24, it was assumed to be inevitable that Russian tanks would roll into Kiev within hours. But after a series of strategic blunders and the remarkable resistance of Ukrainian troops on the battlefield, the outcome of the campaign could now be in doubt.

    March 7, 2022
  • Ukraine, Russia and a new world order

    Ukraine, Russia and a new world order

    We ask ourselves: can we depend on America to protect liberal democracy and freedom as it did with Kuwait in 1991? The question is loaded, and the answer is nuanced. But it is germane, nonetheless. Whilst Americans and those sympathetic to it will say it is not the world's policeman, it was roundly criticised when it tried to be in Kuwait, Bosnia, and Somalia. But history has shown us the world is better off with a strong and engaged America than an uncertain and hesitant America

    March 7, 2022
  • Will war cost Putin support at home?

    Will war cost Putin support at home?

    In ongoing research, conducted with co-authors Ora John Reuter and Quintin Beazer, we show that Russians’ approval of Putin decreases when their ability to vote for their city’s mayor is taken away by the regime. It may sometimes fall well short of a cry for full liberal democracy, but evidence from public opinion data shows that Russians do want their political leaders to be accountable to them.

    March 5, 2022
  • The context behind Putin’s excesses

    The context behind Putin’s excesses

    No one could seriously have suspected Putin of having much of a heart, but he has lately also given us cause to doubt whether he has much of a mind. His nostalgia is directed more towards the previous tsardom of “all the Russias” than the USSR.

    March 3, 2022
  • Putin’s endgame?

    Putin’s endgame?

    Kharkiv, which is currently under fierce attack from Russian forces, is also where pro-Russia Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled to in 2014 when protests toppled his government. But history has a strange way of repeating itself.

    March 3, 2022
  • Russian Roulette~I

    Russian Roulette~I

    Putin's claim in fact extends to all the 'historic Russian lands' extending to Odessa on the Black Sea coast, the logic on which he had annexed Crimea in 2014. And just like Hitler, from his past experiences Putin also guessed, correctly as it is turning out, that except some rhetoric being described as 'performative affection for Ukraine', and some symbolic sanctions on ruling elites including himself, and a few economic sanctions for which he seems to have prepared well, the USA and NATO can do nothing much to deter him

    March 1, 2022
  • Russian Punt

    Russian Punt

    Overplaying the Russian hand on Ukraine could have debilitating economic consequences for Islamabad, as even the Chinese are carefully calibrating their own stance to assert that Ukraine's sovereignty should be 'respected and safeguarded'. While the optics of taking on the Americans makes for muscular politics for the beleaguered Imran Khan, who is struggling to stitch together a compelling justification for his own leadership, overenthusiasm in politics, as has been his wont, could be disastrous personally, politically, and for Pakistan

    February 26, 2022
  • Putin announces military operation in Ukraine

    Putin announces military operation in Ukraine

    In a televised speech to the nation on Thursday morning, Putin said Russia did not plan to occupy Ukraine, but warned that Moscow's response would be "instant" if anyone tries to take on Russia, the BBC reported.

    February 24, 2022
  • Putin has moved stockpiles of blood to the frontline

    Putin has moved stockpiles of blood to the frontline

    A huge military convoy of more than 100 military trucks with soldiers was also seen heading towards the Ukrainian border where 190,000 Russian troops are already massed, raising fears Putin is about to stage a land-grab in eastern Ukraine, the report said.

    February 23, 2022
  • Biden-Putin summit not in the plans anymore: WH

    Biden-Putin summit not in the plans anymore: WH

    The Press Secretary's remarks come after Biden Biden announced earlier on Tuesday the first round of tougher sanctions against Russian banks, oligarchs and others, with plans to escalate sanctions if Moscow advances its invasion.

    February 23, 2022
  • Putin is greatest threat to security in Europe since WW II: Blinken

    Putin is greatest threat to security in Europe since WW II: Blinken

    During the press conference, Blinken also added that he will no longer meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris on Friday as planned.

    February 23, 2022
  • The other side

    The other side

    “It is easy to imagine how the West would have reacted if the positions had been reversed. The Russians were entitled to take seriously the repeated high-level assurances they were given.” President Putin is playing the betrayal theme to perfection, and it has many takers in Russia.

    February 23, 2022