A German Leopard 2 heavy battle tank of the type destined for Ukraine.
How should the war in Ukraine end? That’s the question dividing two schools of geopolitical thought, but one side seems to be winning the argument.
M1 Abrams, a third-generation American main battle tanks, are seen in Poland in September 2022.
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The US tanks could give Ukraine an advantage in pushing back Russia from its territory – but no amount of money alone is enough to win a war.
Germany’s dithering over whether to send tanks to Ukraine reflects deepening divisions in NATO over how involved it wants to get in the war. The West needs a clearer strategy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to his education minister during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 9, 2023.
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It’s not in Canada’s interest, nor even in Ukraine’s, to risk nuclear Armageddon by pushing for Russian regime change.
Lest he forget: Vladimir Putin lays flowers at a memorial to the dead of the siege of Leningrad on the anniversary of its end in January 1942.
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The Kremlin’s weapons of mass distraction are designed to keep Kyiv and allies guessing.
Highly effective: Britain’s Challenger 2 tank.
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New supplies of advanced weaponry and training will further integrate Ukraine into Nato’s defensive system.
National identity: despite Moscow’s best efforts, Ukrainians are increasingly looking to the west for their future.
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Moscow’s fears that Ukraine was turning towards the west prompted the invasion. This has backfired dramatically.
The city of Darayya has been destroyed during the Syrian war.
Renewed military activity in Syria is also stoking a round of alliance building for the Ukraine war.
A man walks amid buildings damaged by Russian missiles in Ukraine on Nov. 28, 2022.
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Given their numbers advantage, Russian troops were expected to quickly capture Ukraine. That didn’t happen, and with winter approaching, more Russian military defeats are expected.
Germany passed an emergency legislation in July to reopen coal-powered plants in the face of gas shortages.
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Canada and its allies must advocate for international peaceful diplomacy to stop the threat of nuclear war and prevent further climate devastation.
Polish police officers search for missile wreckage in a farmer’s field near where a missile struck, killing two people in the village of Przewodów near the border with Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.
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The recent military mishap in Poland shows such incidents are bound to happen near war zones. We should be ready for them.
Anti-war protesters in Warsaw, Poland.
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Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
Man-portable surface-to-air missile systems (MANPADs) are a key weapon in Ukraine’s air defence.
When a missile landed in Poland the world held its breath. But it showed the urgency of Ukraine’s demands for more military aid.
Polish president Andrzej Duda speaks to the media after discussing the missile incident with US president Joe Biden.
The world held its breath when a Russian-made missile landed in Poland. What would it take for Nato to intervene militarily?
Police officers gather at the site where offcials say a Russian-made missile fell.
Polish authorities are investigating what they initially believed to be a Russian-made missile blast close to the border with Ukraine. Later, the country’s president said it was likely to have been an accident.
This explosion in Przewodow is unlikely to trigger a wider war. But it will have repercussions for Vladimir Putin and his flailing invasion of Ukraine.
Poised: a Ukrainian artillery position outside Kherson.
Some analysts think Russia’s withdrawal may be a ruse, to draw Ukrainian troops into urban warfare.
On 22 July 2022, President Andrzej Duda chose to ratify the NATO protocol on the accession of Sweden and Finland to the Alliance on a Polish warship.
By the end of the decade, Poland’s arms capacity could exceed that of the French, German, UK, Italian, Dutch and Belgian forces combined.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, stands near a damaged residential building in Irpin, Ukraine, on Sept. 8, 2022.
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Giving Ukraine large amounts of money while not actually declaring war on Russia has various benefits for the US and other countries. Chiefly, it could protect US soldiers and civilians.
The pilot of a Greek fighter jet F-16 Viper checks the aircraft before the takeoff at Tanagra north of Athens, Greece in September 2022. Greece has bolstered its air force amid increasing tensions with neighbouring Turkey.
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Tensions between Greece and Turkey are nothing new, but the future cannot be built on the grievances of the past. For greater regional stability, both countries must de-escalate.