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Stefan Wolff Stefan Wolff
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  • Birmingham, UK.
Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham.

Ukraine war: Corruption scandals and high-level rifts could become an existential threat as Kyiv asks for more military aid

4 min read
Ukraine faces a dual challenge: while President Zelensky’s anti-corruption efforts show progress, a scandal involving missing military supplies highlights pervasive corruption, jeopardizing both internal stability and Western support.

Xi-Putin meeting: Here’s what it says about their current, and future, relationship

4 min read
Vladimir Putin’s first trip outside Russia in 20 months is to attend Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) anniversary summit. Both leaders aim to challenge the Western-dominated order but their partnership leans towards China.

Ukraine War: Mixed signals among Kyiv’s allies hint at growing conflict fatigue

5 min read
As the war nears 600 days, there are signs that support for Ukraine could be beginning to waver in some parts.

Ukraine War: Crimean bridge attack is another blow to Putin’s strongman image

4 min read
Ukraine has damaged the Kerch Strait bridge that connects Russia and Crimea, in a symbolic strike against Russia’s illegal annexation of the peninsula. The attack is part of a broader campaign to disrupt Russian supply lines and undermine its claim to Ukrainian territory.

Putin seriously weakened by Wagner Group mutiny – but it was a missed opportunity for Ukraine too

5 min read
Yevgeny Prigozhin’s coup attempt exposed the weakness and fragility of Vladimir Putin’s regime and the war in Ukraine. The crisis also raised doubts about Russia’s reliability as a partner for its allies. The failed rebellion may have lasting repercussions for Russia and the region.

Zelensky’s European tour has won critical support for Ukraine’s counter-offensive

5 min read
The recent visits of Volodymyr Zelensky to his European allies to seek military and diplomatic support for the war against Russia was a success as Germany, France, and Britain have agreed to provide Ukraine with more weapons and equipment for its counter-offensive.

Drone ‘attack’ on the Kremlin – Logic suggests a false flag to distract Russians ahead of Victory Day

5 min read
The drone ‘attack’ on the Kremlin remains shrouded in mystery. The logic suggests a false flag but here are some of the possible explanations.
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