A recent report by UN’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine concluded that it has found evidence of torture and sexual- and gender-based violence. Brutality in these forms is used to suppress and punish resistance in occupied territories, and break the morale of Ukrainian soldiers.
In 2019 Vladislav Surkov, a close advisor to Putin and one of his chief ideologues, wrote: ‘Foreign politicians attribute to Russia interference in elections and referendums across the planet. In fact, the matter is even more serious – Russia is interfering in their brains, and they do not know what to do with their own altered consciousness.’
A protracted conflict works in Russia’s favour. But there is a clear path to bringing it to an early end.
Nobody wanted a long war in Ukraine. Russia didn’t plan for it, and the West wasn’t prepared for it.
Ukraine and its Western partners had dared to hope that the successes of autumn 2022 might cause Russia’s army to implode.
Hungary’s right-wing prime minister is frustrating efforts to deliver a €50 billion EU support package for Ukraine. Why?
On this episode: Bronwen Maddox is joined this week by journalist Olga Tokariuk, an Academy fellow in our Ukraine Forum, and Natalie Sabanadze, a senior research fellow in our Russia and Eurasia Programme, to discuss Viktor Orbán and Ukraine.
Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 confounded many expectations about Russian military capabilities and Ukrainian resilience – including in the cyber and information aspects of the war. This paper examines Russia’s deployment of cyber and information operations against Ukraine…
The EU must tackle the challenge of rogue member states to fulfil its potential as a geostrategic actor.
The high-stakes EU summit in December 2023 resulted in accession negotiations for Ukraine and Moldova and candidate status for Georgia – thanks to a well-timed coffee break.