Tag Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine war: Russia’s new military hardware looked good on parade, but are less impressive in the field

Frank Ledwidge, University of Portsmouth Every year, the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow showcases the latest in Russian weapons systems – and this year’s, of course, had special meaning. The weaponry looked good on the parade ground – but how well are Russia’s high-tech weapons performing on the battlefield? As always in Russia’s Victory day parade, tanks and …

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Kaliningrad: Russia’s ‘unsinkable aircraft carrier’ deep in Nato territory

Aleksandr Podgorchuk/Kommersant/Sipa USA Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham The Russian Baltic Fleet has announced that it carried out a series of simulated missile strikes of its nuclear-capable Iskander system. This is not the first time that the Russian exclave – roughly the size of Northern Ireland and wedged between Nato and EU members Poland and Lithuania – has made the …

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Russia’s long journey from partner of the west to pariah reflects a huge failure of its diplomacy

Anna-Sophie Maass, Lancaster University Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine two months ago, the world has grown used to the sight of the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Zelensky’s diplomatic initiatives, initially from hiding in the besieged capital, Kyiv, and more recently in open meetings with a range of world leaders, have made him one of the most recognisable faces in …

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De la Syrie à l’Ukraine, les crimes de guerre de Vladimir Poutine

Nicolas Tenzer, Sciences Po Beaucoup l’ont dit et répété à l’envi ces derniers jours : les crimes de guerre, voire contre l’humanité ou de génocide, commis par le régime russe en Ukraine, s’inscrivent dans la lignée de ceux perpétrés en Syrie depuis 2015 et en Tchétchénie en 1999-2000. À Marioupol, Boutcha, Kramatorsk, Borodianka, chaque jour apporte son lot de révélations macabres. …

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Outsourcing asylum seekers: the case of Rwanda and the UK

A group of migrants are guided up the beach after being brought into Kent on a lifeboat. Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images Cristiano d’Orsi, University of Johannesburg UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on April 4 2022 that Britain would relocate some asylum seekers arriving in the UK to Rwanda. The plan was condemned by the opposition …

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War-time media reporting is shaping opinions about Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Cars drive past a building with a huge letter Z, a symbol of the Russian military, and a hashtag reading ‘we don’t abandon our own’ in Moscow on March 30, 2022. (AP Photo) Anton Oleinik, Memorial University of Newfoundland Propaganda has been an important element in Russia’s war against Ukraine. What’s been happening in Ukraine since Feb. 24 is seen …

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Russia’s war with Ukraine: Five reasons why many African countries choose to be ‘neutral’

Some African leaders have not forgiven NATO for the ouster and death of Libya’s Gaddafi. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP via Getty Images Olayinka Ajala, Leeds Beckett University In early March the United Nation’s General Assembly voted on a resolution demanding Russia immediately stop its military operations in Ukraine. Out of 193 member states, 141 voted in support of the resolution, …

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