Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is motivated by his desire to resurrect an old Russian empire that failed to stand the test of time and is now necessary for his regime’s survival. For Ukraine, maintaining independent sovereignty is key to its survival, making a diplomatic solution unlikely.
The clouds of war have gathered over Eastern Europe as the conflict in Ukraine threatens to engulf members of the EU and NATO in a direct confrontation with Russia. Neither Russia nor the United States are willing to make substantial concessions. What can regional actors, including Canada, do to re-assert their role as conflict managers?
With Russian troops massing at the borders and daily warnings of imminent invasion, a former military intelligence analyst argues that war in Ukraine isn't actually inevitable.
With Vladimir Putin encouraging the Belarusian President to work more closely with the country's opposition and Russia's own "managed" elections in 2021, Russian politics are more complicated than a simple dictatorship.