Despite the failure of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, both NATO and Russia are intent on continuing a war of attrition no matter the cost.
Over two months into the much vaunted Ukrainian counter-offensive there has been no serious movement of the front lines.
The aborted rebellion in June by Yevgeny Prigozhin exposed fractures in Putin’s regime. But this could easily make the war in Ukraine even more dangerous as Western escalation continues.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has confirmed that his country’s long-awaited counter-offensive is under way.
The US and NATO have stepped up weapons deliveries to Ukraine further, aiming to prepare it for a highly anticipated spring counter-offensive.
The longer the war drags on, the more deaths there will be and the greater the nuclear threat, either from a desperate Russia in the face of looming defeats, or indirectly from fighting around nuclear power plants.
Russia has suffered a further defeat in Ukraine, withdrawing from Kherson, the only regional capital that Russian forces successfully occupied since their invasion earlier this year.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has moved to escalate the war in Ukraine after a series of battlefield defeats that have seen Ukraine take back significant territory.
The bloody war in Ukraine has taken a new turn as Ukrainian forces equipped with US-supplied weaponry have routed Russian forces south-east of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city.
Sanctions are a cruel weapon of war. But the imperialist powers that impose them can also face unintended consequences. David Glanz looks at a new book that explores the history of sanctions.
NATO is an instrument of US imperialist policy, not a defensive alliance, argues Adam Adelpour.
The US and NATO are waging an increasingly open, long-term proxy war against Russia in Ukraine.
Instead of leaping at the possibility for negotiations in Ukraine, our leaders made it clear that they want the war to go on.
The horrors of war have produced numerous revolts at home—that have ended wars, toppled dictatorships and put a fight for radical change on the agenda, argues Tom Orsag.
Ukraine has a significant Nazi and far-right nationalist movement. But before the invasion there was no evidence it enjoyed widespread support.
Western powers have imposed crippling economic sanctions against Russia over the invasion of Ukraine.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been bloody and brutal. But the path to war began long before Russian tanks crossed the Ukrainian border.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a brutal piece of imperialism. But NATO and the US also share the blame for the conflict.
Solidarity says that Russia should withdraw its troops and halt the attacks. NATO must pull back, too. The Australian government should stop fanning the flames by providing Ukraine “non-lethal” military equipment.