The Russian military's poor performance and apparent war crimes demonstrates the hollowness of its hyper-masculine propaganda.
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Europe is anticipating a world in which Russia is weaker but no less dangerous.
While Vladimir Putin and his generals continue their brutal war against Ukraine, the Russian State Duma has been furthering Putin’s campaign to crush Russian civil society.
The United Nations Security Council held an emergency session at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31 to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by the buildup of Russian military personnel along the Ukrainian border.
Russia's troop movements demonstrate the limits of its model of limited war.
As Russia escalates its efforts to destabilize Ukraine, it has increased tensions and put the region on heightened alert by illegally closing portions of the Black Sea to all foreign warships and other state vessels.
Putin's influence in three former Soviet republics has been shaken by a series of political crises.
Russia is preparing to launch its first Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi on Oct. 24. President Vladimir Putin and the summit co-host, Egyptian leader and African Union Chairman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, invited all of the African heads of state along with the leaders of major subregional associations and organizations. Russia almost certainly will advertise the summit as an emblem of its triumphant return to center stage in Africa.
Editor’s Note: The article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.
Twice in the past 14 years, a dispute between Ukraine and Russia has led Russia to cut off natural gas flows to Ukraine and Europe. The stage is being set for another cut-off in January. The European Union wants to ensure that gas continues to flow, so EU officials will attempt at a mid-September meeting to broker an agreement. But they face a difficult slog.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited Brussels on June 4 and 5, where he met with the leadership of the European Union and NATO. He reaffirmed Kyiv’s goal of integrating into both institutions—goals enshrined earlier this year as strategic objectives in Ukraine’s constitution.