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Geopolitics

Total 7 Posts

Putin’s mobilisation speech: what he said and what he meant

5 min read
Vladimir Putin sees his war in Ukraine as an existential war, while the West sees it as a war of choice. The West needs to understand the messages coming from Russia, not ignore them.

Putin calls up more troops in Ukraine and threatens nuclear option in a speech which ups the ante but shows Russia’s weakness

6 min read
Vladimir Putin has played most of his cards now and is still not winning on the ground in Ukraine. His televised address to the Russian people is a desperate attempt to raise the stakes over the war.

Putin’s failure in Ukraine will pave the way for China’s rise to pre-eminence in Eurasia

5 min read
A rapid shift in the balance of power between Moscow and Beijing has become apparent at the last Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting after the enormous military setbacks that Russia has suffered over the past few weeks in Ukraine.

The ‘new world’ label is 600 years old and needs updating.

3 min read
Say the words “new world”. What image comes to mind? The United States? Possibly Canada? Maybe Mexico or Chile? What about India?

How the UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is 21st-century imperialism writ large.

5 min read
How will asylum seekers relocated from the UK be accommodated in Rwanda, beyond temporary plans to convert a former hostel into a detention centre, and what will happen to those who are not granted asylum? Whatever. For the UK, the UK-Rwanda deal represents yet another business interest in Africa.

Russia, Ukraine, Schrodinger’s cat and our interconnected world.

2 min read
Vladimir Putin may have deliberately created a crisis in Ukraine in which everything is possible at once, including global food supplies being affected.

Some surprising actors want the Yankees in their backyard.

4 min read
The Estonians want the Americans to stand guard in the Baltics. So too, it seems, do the Pakistanis.
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