Analysis of events in Ukraine
Progressive decolonization discourse has ignored Russia's history of imperialism and cultural appropriation, but Ukraine is determined to challenge false narratives by rewriting its place in the world's museums.
Despite Russia's war, Ukraine is still shaped by the reforms, activism and institutions that emerged from its 2014 pro-democracy revolution.
As Russia took Avdiivka amid Ukraine’s battlefield scarcity, messaging in Munich was perplexingly mixed: allies acknowledged that a World War was looming, but avoided clear commitments to the one country that is fighting it.
After fall of Avdiivka, fears grow that Russian cheap and dirty guided aerial bombs will wipe out other Ukrainian cities. ATACMS, Patriots, and F-16s are the solution
Weekly Frontline Update: Russian forces advance on eastern front, Ukraine takes out Russia’s warships and aircraft
After capturing the Ukrainian stronghold of Avdiivka in the Donetsk Oblast, Russia is preparing a new offensive on the southern front.
As Russia's oil and gas exports rake in billions for the war effort, Ukraine's expanding drone program takes aim at strategic facilities.
Ukraine's new commander-in-chief faces a critical frontline situation, institutional problems, and trust issues
In a casebook study of war propaganda, a Ukrainian strike on a Lysychansk restaurant hosting Russian occupiers was falsely portrayed by Kremlin outlets as an attack on a civilian bakery, fooling major Western publications.
Although Ukraine has made significant progress in anti-corruption measures, the country is still perceived as highly corrupted, a viewpoint exacerbated by media emphasis and a deep-seated distrust among citizens in state institutions.
With manpower shortages mounting, exhausted Ukrainian soldiers lacking rest demand overhauled mobilization enacting defined terms and universal obligation as lawmakers debate new law.
Seizing African gold mines and building smuggling networks, the Kremlin-backed Wagner Group has generated over $2.5 billion to fund Russia's war in Ukraine. But there is a way to close the tap on Wagner's Africa blood gold pipelines.
Russia's Wagner Group follows a systematic four-part playbook to gain authoritarian control in African nations. In CAR, Sudan, and Mali, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries secure resource access for Russia in exchange for propping up Putin-like regimes.
DIY warriors operating from garages with soldering irons are outmaneuvering Russia's state giants in the technology arms race -- so far.
Detailed tracking shows North Korea exported enough ammunition to enable Russia's fivefold edge in daily artillery use against Ukraine
As Russia's war against Ukraine nears its third year, a turning point seems imminent, with the balance of power likely to shift not in Russia’s favor. Factors such as intensified international backing for Ukraine, successful Ukrainian strikes on Russian military targets, and Russia's domestic economic struggles are reshaping the war's trajectory.
Britain became the first of G7 nations to commit to a bilateral security agreement with Ukraine. Though lacking firm guarantees, it has enshrined that the UK’s aim is to help Ukraine restore its 1991 borders – making it the first nation to do so.
Volunteer Ukrainian hackers have inflicted over $1 billion in damage on Russia, outmaneuvering its cyber defenses through constantly adapting, coordinated attacks.
Lacking warships, Ukraine came up with a “drone swarm” solution. They can swim, fly, shoot, and batter. The result? Russian Black Sea Fleet warships have fled to Novorossiysk - but are not safe even there.