Using nuclear weapons in Ukraine would be difficult and risky for Russia.
Although it has been extended by two more weeks, the decision to end the visa program is disappointing given heavy fighting continues and the humanitarian crisis worsens.
This lull before the next phase of a long attritional campaign will be a test of Ukrainian resolve, Russia’s ability to resupply, and the West’s strategic patience.
The prime minister sent a message to the Chinese government that it should learn the lessons from Russia’s ‘strategic failure’ in Ukraine.
Boycott actions often do more harm to individual athletes than to the condemned regime.
There remains a significant danger the conflict falls off the international radar, or that Western leaders waver as the conflict drags on.
Sandwiched between Russia and NATO ally Norway, both Sweden and Finland have maintained neutrality in global conflicts. That changed in February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine.
Ideology informs foreign policy practice. Behaviour that could – for better or worse – influence individual lives.
Russia’s invasion isn’t only devastating the lives of ordinary Ukrainians but is also disrupting global supply chains and increasing poverty around the world.
Russia and Ukraine have held several rounds of failed peace talks. Understanding the challenges to successful peace talks helps illuminate the struggle for peace in Eastern Europe.
Politicians aren’t necessarily the best mediators. International experts on peace mediation should be involved.
Comprised mostly of Black soldiers, the Red Ball Express transported supplies day and night and is given credit for providing a strategic advantage over the Nazi military.
Reduced funding for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade makes no sense if you understand what diplomacy can do.
A Kyivan Jewish scholar explains the long history of Jews in Kyiv and how they thrived, despite hostilities. They were forced to flee from the city many times – but always came back.
Australia’s surrogacy laws encourage parents to look overseas. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - a popular surrogacy destination - shows the flaws of this approach.
While chemical weapons are likely a greater threat than nuclear weapons, use of the latter is also not impossible.
Between a lack of air support, use of older weapons and poor morale overall – it seems Russia isn’t fighting smart.
Over 300 companies so far have closed stores, reassigned staff or halted sales in Russia in the two weeks since the invasion began.
More than 2 million Ukrainians have fled the country since the Russian invasion. The EU has welcomed the refugees, but research shows that host communities may tire of the newcomers.
A prolonged Russian-Ukraine conflict will cause further economic troubles for Ghana.