Russia isn’t likely to put nuclear missiles in space, but their reported anti-satellite weapon is just as alarming. An expert on nuclear strategy explains.
The downing of two important Russian aircraft show how stretched the invaders’ air force has become.
By the time Australia has its first nuclear-powered attack submarine, Russia’s Pacific fleet will have grown to 45 warships.
With US aid to Ukraine locked in a partisan battle over security at the US southern border, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy faces the possibility of losing his largest supporter.
When links with the past are destroyed, there is a loss of opportunity to continue a way of life, to live in the place one’s parents and grandparents lived.
An analysis of tweets posted by the Ukrainian national government and the Kyiv city government in the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 shows a national resilience.
Claiming the moral high ground in any war isn’t just about justifying a war effort — it’s also about how a war is fought. Both Ukraine and Russia, sadly, have plenty of civilian blood on their hands.
The slow pace of the Ukrainian counteroffensive against Russia doesn’t suggest military success for Ukraine is impossible.
The options facing the Kremlin’s economic and military planners.
The infighting is dangerous for the Kremlin. It’s becoming harder for Vladimir Putin to dissociate himself from serious errors of judgement on the battlefield in Ukraine.
Interviews with Russian men found most no longer see military service as a marker of masculinity.
It’s absolutely critical for Ukraine that its counteroffensive succeeds. If it doesn’t, the international coalition that has kept Ukraine in the fight may well come to favour a negotiated settlement.
Bakhmut initially appeared to be a Ukrainian strategic victory as it depleted Russian armed forces. But that looming victory risks becoming a major defeat. Here’s how Russia has outplayed Ukraine.
Considered to have one of the most powerful militaries in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin has little to show for his invasion of Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin’s planning for his ‘special military operation’ failed to take into account the Ukrainian people’s staunch defence.
Russia’s army in Ukraine is fighting a much more artillery-intensive and methodical war than it was almost a year ago.
Russia appears to have refocused on the land war with the aim of taking more territory.
Opposition to the Ukrainian war from Russian soldiers’ mothers has so far been muted.
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.
Some analysts think Russia’s withdrawal may be a ruse, to draw Ukrainian troops into urban warfare.