Ukraine’s coming winter of decision

Russia’s war against Ukraine, which President Vladimir Putin began in 2014 and expanded in February, has taken a dramatic turn following Ukrainian forces’ liberation, in less than a week, of some 8,800 square kilometres of …

Ukraine war: gradually, then suddenly

‘How did you go bankrupt?’ ‘Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.’ ― Ernest Hemingway, The sun also rises As with bankruptcy so with military defeat. What appears to be a long, painful grind can quickly turn into a …

The diplomatic rift in outer space

The night sky may look calm and tranquil, but the domain of outer space is on red alert, with all indicators pointing towards a distressing future. Outer space affects all of us. It’s likely you …

Who will buy Russia’s gas?

Russia’s attempts to diversify its gas export markets have been in the news of late, and, despite the ambiguities, the prospects for and implications of these moves raise some important geopolitical issues. China has increased …