Tag: Russia

85 Days of Slavyansk: A Memoir of the 2014 Ukraine War

REVIEW: 85 Days of Slavyansk by Alexander Zhuchkovsky, translated into English by @Peter_Nimitz on Twitter. What rages today is the largest conventional conflict in the European continent since the Second World War, fought by around half a million soldiers serving...

/ 23/05/2022

Wagner in the Sahel: What’s Behind the Irish Withdrawal in Mali?

Scant attention has been paid to the partial withdrawal of the Irish Army Ranger Wing from the war-ravaged nation of Mali last month, amid fast and loose accusations of Russian backed atrocities involving the Wagner mercenary group.  A contingent of...

/ 12/05/2022

Is Putin in the ‘Ra? Media Pushes NATO Scare Stories on North

A new front in the Ukrainian war looks set to be opened up shortly, not in Kiev or Kharkov, but on the streets of Derry and Belfast, at least according to the British press in Ireland. Syndicated throughout the week,...

/ 08/04/2022

Chelsea and the Oligarchs: England’s Second Battle of Stamford Bridge

The City of London's shock blitzkrieg against Chelsea FC, who are currently the reigning European and world champions, will totally transform English football into something football fans will never stomach.  Red-carding Chelsea's owner, Israeli citizen Roman Abramovich, because of his...

/ 13/03/2022

Modern Ireland’s 1914 Moment

Though it looks like Co Clare are playing in an all-Ireland double, Ireland's all-pervasive yellow and blue flags are not there to wish The Banner County's finest the best. Rather, they are there to support the wildly corrupt Ukrainian government...

/ 09/03/2022

The Sunday Times’ Irish War Games

A British paper pushing an Irish front to an Ukrainian war seems to be the role of the Sunday Times Irish edition the past week as the bullets started flying in Eastern Europe. Of late the paper has been rather...

/ 07/03/2022
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Will Ukraine Crisis Force Ireland to Militarize

The last number of days have seen an enormous Western reaction to events in Ukraine - from Germany announcing it would double its defence spending and put Nordstream 2 on ice, to Western powers providing significant quantities of war material...

/ 27/02/2022

Welcome to the Age of Multipolarity

Under cover of darkness the Russian Federation has invaded Ukraine. Airstrikes as far west as Lviv have culled the Ukrainian Air Force, and Russian propaganda outlets suggest Russia has overrun the borders and is en route to Kiev. As with...

/ 24/02/2022

Ukraine: Whoever Wins Washington Must Lose

The disputed deaths of five Ukrainian soldiers alongside the escalation of fighting between Kiev and the breakaway republics of the Donbass heralds a new chapter in the post-Euromaidan conflict. Allegedly part of a reconnaissance group that violated Russian territory, the...

/ 22/02/2022

Ireland and Ukraine: Avoiding Another Great War

In early 2014 I watched the events in Ukraine with equanimity. I could appreciate the national desire of a people to determine their own destiny away from the impulse and aggression of an imperialist, colonial-power.  I can also appreciate Russia’s...

/ 23/12/2021