Vladimir Putin

Who will flinch first: Putin, Zelensky or the West?

While the loss of Kharkiv in the northeast and Lyman in the Donetsk region, and now the pull-out from Kherson, are portraying Russia as a frail aggressor, security analysts suggest the war is far from over in Ukraine.

January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023

Eating the Last Cannibal

For political figures like Trump and Putin, courage is redefined as a willingness to break the state’s laws if the state’s own interests – or their own – demand it. The implication is that civilisation endures only if there are brave patriots who will do the dirty work. This is a decidedly right-wing form of “heroism.” It is easy to act nobly on behalf of one’s country – short of sacrificing one’s life for it – but only the strong of heart can bring themselves to commit crimes for it.

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

Who will flinch first: Putin, Zelensky or the West?

While the loss of Kharkiv in the northeast and Lyman in the Donetsk region, and now the pull-out from Kherson, are portraying Russia as a frail aggressor, security analysts suggest the war is far from over in Ukraine.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

The Ukraine Safari

Peaceniks argue that Russia needs a victory or concession that will allow it to 'save face.'

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

India’s long infatuation with Russia must end

Against the backdrop of China-Russia ties growing stronger, India must urgently review its geopolitical options.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Russia staying with International Space Station until 2028

Russian space officials have told their U.S. counterparts that Moscow expects to remain a part of the International Space Station at least until their own outpost in orbit is built in 2028, a senior NASA official told Reuters recently.

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

Russia to quit International Space Station

Russia has decided to quit the International Space Station “after 2024”, the newly-appointed chief of Moscow's space agency recently told Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

Putin to hold talks with Turkey, Iran leaders in Tehran

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Iran starting Tuesday is intended to deepen ties with regional heavyweights as part of Moscow’s challenge to the United States and Europe amid its grinding campaign in Ukraine.

July 8, 2022
July 8, 2022

Russia now India’s 2nd biggest crude oil supplier, replacing Saudi Arabia

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the United States and its allies have leaned on countries to buy less Russian oil in a bid to punish Moscow for its aggression.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

China stands for peace and opposes war: Ambassador Jiming on Ukraine war

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has said the ongoing tragedy in Ukraine has broken hearts of many and that China stands for peace and opposes war.

March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022

Russia wants gas payments in roubles from April 1

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned "unfriendly" countries, including all EU members, that they would be cut off from Russian gas unless they opened an account in roubles to pay for deliveries.