Ukraine war
Peace is nowhere on the horizon as Ukraine war completes two years

Two years into the war, Ukraine has suffered a significant setback with the fall of Avdiivka. However, neither this defeat nor the failure of its counter-offensive has led to calls for peace, either from its rulers or western allies

Germany swims or sinks with NATO

The US is re-energizing its coalition with Germany and Poland for the next phase of the Ukraine war. But, the German public is conflicted over this war

Nuland leaves a sense of foreboding in Kiev

All indications are that the US strategy through this year is to ‘hold, build and strike’ at Russia. Meanwhile, Moscow’s best option would be to create a buffer that keeps Russian territories out of reach of game-changing western medium and long-range missiles

Putin lifts the fog of war in Ukraine

Putin’s message is that any new Western narrative on the war is doomed to meet with the same fate as the previous one unless there is realism that Russia cannot be militarily defeated and its legitimate interests are recognized

Ukraine joins NATO’s Arctic projects against Russia

Suffice to say, no matter Ukraine’s defeat in the proxy war with Russia, Zelensky’s use for the US’ geo-strategy remains. The US is increasingly eyeing the Arctic lately as the new theater to entrap Russia in a quagmire

Russia readies for a brave new world

Ukraine will remain a priority issue for Russia and that is one main reason why the Russian elite and the nation at large want Putin to remain in power until 2030

Ukraine war is undergoing mutation

Zelensky’s political future will be crucially affected by the decision taken by the US senate apropos USD 60 billion in additional aid for Ukraine

Don’t plan yet for Ukraine reconstruction

Russia can carry on with the attritional war in Ukraine for years to come. Meanwhile, the cruel fate that awaits Ukraine may turn out to be far worse than what Iraq and Afghanistan experienced

Biden gives booster dose to the faltering Ukraine war

Biden’s formal address to the nation from the Oval Office on Thursday can only be seen as the launch of a new phase of the Ukraine war. The main plot was that the hybrid war in Ukraine will continue so long as Biden remains in office in the White House

Ouster of populist-nationalist government in Poland is highly consequential

The change has significant consequences for Europe as a whole. For a start, the anti-European rhetoric from Warsaw will stop — and along with that, the non-stop tirade against Germany

Nikol Pashinyan Russia scrambles as EU surges in the Caucasus

The EU’s strategic interest is for Armenia and Azerbaijan to minimize Russian influence in Transcaucasia. With so many powerful geopolitical players involved in the Caucasus region, the situation is delicate

Ukraine war US Biden’s phase of Ukraine war is beginning

The US is considering sending ATACMS long-range missiles that Ukraine has been asking for a long time with the capability to strike deep inside Russian territory. The most provocative part is that NATO reconnaissance platforms, both manned and unmanned, will be used in such operations, making the US a virtual co-belligerent