UkraineAlertJul 18, 2023
Putin’s biggest mistake was believing Ukrainians were really Russians
By Roman Solchanyk
Vladimir Putin insists Ukrainians and Russians are "one people" and appears to have genuinely believed his invading army would be welcomed. It is now clear this was a catastrophic miscalculation, writes Roman Solchanyk.
UkraineAlertJul 6, 2023
Wagner fallout: Time to begin preparing for a post-Putin Russia
By Oleksiy Goncharenko
As we assess the fallout from the Wagner revolt, it no longer makes sense to be afraid of a new Russian collapse. On the contrary, the time has come to begin preparing for the possibility of a post-Putin Russia, writes Oleksiy Goncharenko.
UkraineAlertJul 6, 2023
Wagner putsch is symptomatic of Russia’s ongoing imperial decline
By Richard Cashman, Lesia Ogryzko
The attempted putsch by Yevgeniy Prigozhin and his Wagner troops in late June is perhaps best understood as a symptom of Russia’s ongoing imperial decline, writes Richard Cashman and Lesia Ogryzko.
MENASourceJun 29, 2023
Egyptians aren’t racist. They’re frustrated with Western appropriation of their ancient history.
By Shahira Amin
Afrocentrists claim ancient Egypt was a predominantly black civilization, but this has been refuted by many Egyptians and their government.
UkraineAlertJun 27, 2023
Ukrainians have good reason to cheer Russia’s Wagner rebellion
By Andriy Zagorodnyuk
Ukrainians have good reason to cheer the short-lived Wagner mutiny, which has removed Russia's most effective military units from the battlefield while exposing the weakness of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, writes Andriy Zagorodnyuk.
MENASourceJun 20, 2023
‘Any nationality just not Syrian’: Refugee deportations surge in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey
By Arwa Damon
While Syria’s neighboring countries have long been struggling to host their Syrian refugee populations, with many, like Lebanon, being in a complete crisis of their own, the sheer lack of care provided to refugees is inhumane.
MENASourceJun 14, 2023
How the Saudi Pro League transformed from being unknown to inescapable
By Hezha Barzani
Saudi Arabia is levying its soccer investments both at home and abroad as its main push to make a bigger splash in the international sports world; but it’s not stopping at soccer.
UkraineAlertJun 14, 2023
Why Ukrainian NATO membership would actually be good for Russia
By Leonid Gozman
Vladimir Putin claims one of the main goals of his Ukraine invasion is to prevent the country joining NATO, but in reality this objective actually goes directly against Russia’s own national interests, writes Leonid Gozman.
UkraineAlertJun 12, 2023
Beyond the counteroffensive: 84% of Ukrainians are ready for a long war
By Peter Dickinson
84% of Ukrainians reject any compromise with Russia and are ready for a long war if necessary in order to fully de-occupy their country. Most simply see no middle ground between genocide and national survival, writes Peter Dickinson.
UkraineAlertJun 11, 2023
Russia’s failing Ukraine invasion is exposing Putin’s many weaknesses
By Anders Åslund
Vladimir Putin’s disastrous invasion of Ukraine is exposing all of his personal weaknesses as a ruler and casting an unforgiving light on the extensive damage he has done to Russia, writes Anders Åslund.