Papal pacifism: Moscow’s shadow over the Vatican (Part 1)

The war in Ukraine – or more precisely, the Russian invasion of this country – brought many surprises. Tomasz Rowiński The Russian invasion of Ukraine came as a surprise. Many were also surprised by how Ukraine started to defend itself, as US intelligence predicted that Kyiv would fall within 96 hours at the most. To […]

Putin’s propaganda failure. How Kiev defeated Moscow (Part 2)

Regardless of the military outcome of the war, in a sense, Ukraine has already won. In 2014, the south-east of the country welcomed the Russians with flowers. Today, it bids them farewell with the legendary phrase of the defenders of the Snake Island. Separatism will not pass. In terms of propaganda, Putin has lost Ukraine […]

Putin’s propaganda failure. How Kiev defeated Moscow (Part 1)

Regardless of the military outcome of the war, in a sense, Ukraine has already won. In 2014, the south-east of the country welcomed the Russians with flowers. Today, it bids them farewell with the legendary phrase of the defenders of the Snake Island. Separatism will not pass. In terms of propaganda, Putin has lost Ukraine […]

The inner circle of “Yes men”. This is why Putin miscalculated so badly

„Putin has surrounded himself with friends and loyalists with whom he has had relationships for decades. Their wealth and power depends on staying in Putin’s good graces, and so they are unwilling to tell him bad news or to question his beliefs and orders” – says dr Robert Person, expert on the foreign and domestic […]