While many people believe that Ukraine deserves support against Russian aggression, the Iraq War tells a cautionary tale.
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.
The EU’s inability to decisively commit to bolstering Ukraine reflects the wider contest over Europe’s vision of a future of the world order.
Ukraine faces a Catch-22: it needs to assure the West that it can achieve a major military success, but it needs Western support to do so.
What we see in Ukraine is not a historical horror show, it is the ugly face of full-scale modern war.
The human cost of the Russia-Ukraine war has been staggering, with potentially over 300,000 civilian and military casualties.
The strategic stalemate on the ground that was established at the end of last year when Ukraine’s counter-offensive ended is likely to continue.
The Ukraine war, as the Northern Ireland peace process shows, can only end sustainably at the negotiation table if all parties’ core interests are addressed.
Russia fears NATO will position military capabilities along its border with Finland near its strategically important bases and geography.
With the rise of Humza Yousaf, UK, Scotland, and Ireland are now all led by people from the South Asian diaspora.
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin prefer a multipolar world order, which would most probably result in a number of regional hegemons.