Bermet Talant is a freelance journalist based in Sydney. Originally from Kyrgyzstan, she previously worked in Ukraine and completed a fellowship with the Reuters Institute in Oxford.
Russia has already lost. The next year will decide if Ukraine can win
A revitalised NATO and unflagging Western support will help, but it is still up to Ukraine to defeat the Russian army.
War fatigue in the West
The democratic world passed the compassion test for Ukraine. Now it faces the real challenge.
Russia is losing the information war
Ukraine’s open approach is a stark contrast to the Kremlin’s secrecy around its invasion.
Kazakhstan’s longtime “leader” is out, but the regime he built remains
President Toqayev has promised a “New Kazakhstan”, but democracy isn’t on the table.
Why Ukraine and Russia can’t agree on autonomy for the Donbas
Moscow and Kyiv fundamentally disagree on the provisions of the only peace plan they have.