Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is raising prices for food and energy supplies, which may trigger huge crises around the world. In an era of climate change and disruption, there is an urgent need for a systemic rethinking of how to address food production on the global scale.
Tolerating the torture and killings in Bucha, Borodyanka, and Kramatorsk is a danger to European democracy. Documenting these war crimes, along with changing Germany’s attitude toward appeasement, is one way the EU can actively support Ukraine.
There are striking parallels between the Russian invasion of Chechnya in 1994 and of Ukraine today. In both cases, the Russian leader believed that war would be over quickly, and even that many people would welcome them as liberators. In both cases, the Chechens and Ukrainians rallied and fought back.
While President Vladimir Putin expected little resistance in Ukraine, as was the case in Crimea in 2014, instead he is experiencing what Russia faced in its 1994 attempted invasion of Chechnya. In both cases, once Russian forces encountered political resistance, they had no plan B, leading to intense fighting.
Featuring Rosa Balfour and Corinna Hörst, the WIIS Brussels’s final podcast of 2021 highlights these experts’s experiences in the worlds of academia and European affairs. The episode also looks back on the challenges of European security, defense, and foreign affairs in 2021, and looks forward to the new year.
What is at stake is the post-Cold War era. Russia does not want to give up its control or influence over eastern Europe, whether it is Ukraine, Belarus, or Azerbaijan.
Rosa Balfour, director of Carnegie Europe, talks to Paul Adamson about the tensions in creating an EU foreign and security policy and the UK's new Integrated Review.
Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of NATO, the United States continues to be very supportive of the alliance on the ground.
The West should be worried about Moscow obfuscating the scope of its military exercises, but fears of an attack or invasion during Zapad-17 are overblown.
While French President François Hollande calls for cooperation among EU member states against the so-called Islamic State, Brussels remains on lockdown against the threat of a possible attack.