Beyond empty threats, Putin has nothing left

Vladimir Putin’s televised address should be seen not so much as a rallying cry for the Russian people to maintain their support for his so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine, but more as an abject declaration of defeat. These are desperate times for the Russian autocrat, and each and every one of the measures he … Read more

Liz Truss and Emmanuel Macron meeting could herald cautious reset of Anglo-French relations

Mr Macron’s stance towards Russia has moved closer to Britain’s as it became clear his efforts of diplomacy towards Putin had failed.  After the discovery of mass graves in Russian-occupied Izyum last week, Mr Macron warned there could be “no peace without justice”.  France, like Britain, has bolstered Europe’s eastern flank with troops and sent … Read more