Kim and Putin

In the ever-evolving landscape of global politics, the prospect of a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and…

Putin’s plight

Nine months into the invasion of Ukraine, Moscow took the difficult decision to retreat from Kherson, the only regional capital Russian forces had taken since 24 February.

No balm for Putin’s war wounds

In Russia today, pleas for peace are far more patriotic than the neofascistic demands for escalation, amid fears that a cornered Putin might eventually resort to tactical weapons from his nation’s formidable nuclear arsenal. That would truly be madness, but then, the invasion of Ukraine in the first place was hardly a demonstration of sanity.