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Putin’s plan to stop Ukraine turning to the west has failed – Support for Nato is at an all-time high6 min read
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a military fiasco for Russia. Moscow’s fears that Ukraine was turning towards the west prompted the invasion. This has backfired dramatically.
Soft power is a powerful foreign policy tool. Three countries, in particular, have made the most of it at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
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 weakness6 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.
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.
Say the words “new world”. What image comes to mind? The United States? Possibly Canada? Maybe Mexico or Chile? What about India?