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Russia, Ukraine and the wars of the Soviet succession
Russia, Ukraine and the wars of the Soviet succession
Nearly one year since the Russian invasion, no end is in sight to the war in Ukraine. It’s become a conflict of grinding, static attrition, largely due to the constraints on…
How Russia loses allies amid the war in Ukraine
How Russia loses allies amid the war in Ukraine
Russia continues to lose influence around the world, above all in the post-Soviet space. The Russian-dominated Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) seems to be the last…
The hard road to justice for Russian war crimes
The hard road to justice for Russian war crimes
As evidence of and investigations into war crimes committed by the Russian military during the invasion of Ukraine continue to be reported, consideration has also been applied…
The Interpreter 2022: Your most-read articles
The Interpreter 2022: Your most-read articles
Almost 3 million readers turned to The Interpreter over the year – an audience that increasingly reaches far beyond Australia. In 2022, roughly four out of every five Interpreter…
How to Interpret 2022: Russia invades Ukraine
How to Interpret 2022: Russia invades Ukraine
Across dozens of articles published this year, The Interpreter has analysed unfolding events following Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and brutal campaign in Ukraine – from the sudden…
Christmas in Ukraine: hope, defiance, determination
Christmas in Ukraine: hope, defiance, determination
What’s awaiting you under the Christmas tree this year? A bottle of something for the top shelf? That newly released book on international relations? Perhaps just a new pair of…
2022: A global turning point
2022: A global turning point
Tectonic shifts in world affairs are underway as 2022 draws to a close. With the Ukraine war drawing a line under the familiar post-Cold War period, the world has entered a…
Europe must fully embrace nuclear energy
Europe must fully embrace nuclear energy
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine stripped away many naive assumptions. War in Europe is not a thing of the past. Greater economic integration will not deter a madman. And…
Ukraine: No end in sight
Ukraine: No end in sight
Nine months on, there seems little prospect of an early end to the war in Ukraine. Neither side is ready yet to stop fighting or make the kind of compromises that a negotiated…
Countdown to Asia’s summit season
Countdown to Asia’s summit season
After two years of Covid-19 hiatus, Asia’s “summit season” is back. This year the G20 meeting of top global economies will also be hosted in Asia, as well as the Association of…