Putin’s war has only strengthened the Ukrainian identity of a port where many have turned against their own Russian language and want to tear down Moscow’s imperial monuments

We should be a lot more careful if war is at stake

The president’s inflammatory rhetoric is informed by two centuries of Russian nationalist thought centring on a distrust of Europe and a mission to recover all the lands of “Ancient Rus”

Ukrainians face slaughter and subjugation. Church leaders must back them unequivocally

Our hopeless foreign policy elite has no idea of what winning in Ukraine looks like — or how to bring it about

Modish causes satisfy tribal instincts

Joseph Stalin has been recast in Russia not as a bloodsoaked tyrant, but as a strong, effective leader

Neither territorial concessions nor unrealistic dreams of toppling Putin can secure lasting peace