The loss of the A-50 and Il-22 are significant blows to Russia’s aerial intelligence capabilities in Ukraine.
Europe is being transformed by an aging population and the influx of migrants. War and reactionary politics harken back to its bloody past. Situated between two dueling superpowers, China and America, many in Europe feel squeezed and seek strategic autonomy. But Russia is on its borders.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s demand for the mobilization of an additional 500,000 troops signals both resolve and desperation.
Facing a prolonged stalemate, Ukraine must prioritize defense against Russian advances while exploring diplomatic solutions to the war.
The key question for Ukraine is whether NATO can continue to provide a coherent and coordinated response to Russia’s aggression.
Viktor Orbán blocked a major European Union financial package for Ukraine, advancing the agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
EU leaders face crucial decisions on Ukraine’s military and economic survival, balancing internal cohesion with enlargement and defense policies.
Javier Milei, Geert Wilders, and Nigel Farage exemplify the media’s role in normalizing and misunderstanding far-right politics.
With the victory of Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom, a far-right party is the largest in the Netherlands’ national parliament.
Ukraine’s maritime gains in the Black Sea counterbalance the land stalemate, disrupting Russia’s strategy and enhancing Ukraine’s long-term resilience.
Western strategy on Ukraine indicates a shift towards sustaining defense in a long-term stalemate with Russia.