Crikey September 1, 2014 6 Comments
Crikey readers talk the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the NBN.
Crikey August 29, 2014 14 Comments
Russia has invaded Ukrainian sovereignty, and without help it is unlikely Ukraine can hold off the Russian bear. Freelance journalist Charles McPhedran reports from Kiev.
Crikey July 25, 2014 18 Comments
Vladimir Putin has built up enormous popularity based on Russian nationalism. To take a soft approach in Ukraine risks that, but to go hard risks war with Europe, explains Thomas Ambrosio, professor of political science at North Dakota State University.
Crikey July 18, 2014 7 Comments
The situation in Ukraine is not merely a border skirmish, it is a full-on war. Ukrainian journalist in the city of Odessa Mikhail Golubev reports on the situation on the ground today.
Charles Richardson May 19, 2014 8 Comments
Russian President Vladimir Putin has lost control of the battle for hearts and minds in Ukraine. The situation in the divided nation is now even more complicated.
Professor Damien Kingsbury May 6, 2014 12 Comments
The end game for Russia and President Vladimir Putin is not one that subsumes the Ukraine, but makes it more sympathetic to the Russian cause. It's a deadly game of chess.
Professor Damien Kingsbury April 28, 2014 11 Comments
Russia is still massing troops on Ukraine's border. Most of the posturing is for effect -- but if push comes to shove, Russia will be the one doing the shoving.
Professor Damien Kingsbury March 27, 2014 3 Comments
The United States is effectively powerless in the empire-building of Russia. There's three sherifs in the world right now, and America might not even be the most influential.
Crikey March 27, 2014 23 Comments
The United States is guilty of war crimes, human rights violations and extreme violence. As its ally, Australia' silence on morally reprehensible behaviour constitutes complicity, writes Dr Scott Burchill, senior lecturer in international relations at Deakin University.