Putin’s Carlson interview shows the links between Trump talk and Russian messaging

Putin’s Carlson interview shows the links between Trump talk and Russian messaging

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 long war works against Ukraine – and the West’s own security

A long war works against Ukraine – and the West’s own security

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.

Independent Thinking: Why is Orbán blocking EU aid for Ukraine?

Independent Thinking: Why is Orbán blocking EU aid for Ukraine?

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.