Vladimir Putin is in a catch-22: unable to win any kind of ‘victory’ that he can sell to his domestic audience, while creating folklore about this ‘special military operation’
Paul Niland looks at how even Russia’s minimal war aims in Ukraine are vague and impossible, eroded by the attrition of the Ukrainian armed forces and a failing mobilisation
Kyiv-based Paul Niland explores why recent calls for Ukraine to come to a ‘peaceful compromise’ with Russia – despite its unprovoked invasion of the country continuing – cannot be adhered to
Kyiv-based Paul Niland considers the options available to help Ukraine put an end to Vladimir Putin’s military machine once and for all
As the drumbeats of war grow louder, Paul Niland explains that while Ukraine provides no military threat, its growing democratic and anti-corruption culture terrifies the Kremlin
From his experience of the propaganda wars around the Russian invasion of Eastern Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, Paul Niland dissects the document released by Donald Trump’s former lawyer
Paul Niland explores how a sudden, wilful populist destruction of institutions dragged the two top-rated countries for global health emergencies to the bottom of the pile
Paul Niland finds a pattern in the international responses to COVID-19, with populists who ignore the evidence having fared worst.
Paul Niland explores how the global Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the weakness of populist politics and unprincipled power.
Paul Niland considers why the UK Government appears not to want to publicly discuss the UK’s future relationship with EU – despite it being the biggest political change of our times.
With his expertise in Ukraine, Paul Niland dissects the disinformation about the Oil and Gas company and highlights the real corruption Trump ignores.
Paul Niland takes inspiration from the Ukrainian EuroMaidan revolution and argues that fundamental forces will stop Britain from moving too far away from the EU.
Paul Niland, founder of Lifeline Ukraine, unpicks what Boris Johnson and Donald Trump might be looking to hide – and how this fits within Vladimir Putin’s broader vision to takeover the West.
Paul Niland, founder of Lifeline Ukraine, has a warning and some advice for the British public about Putin and his digital warfare as it heads to the polls.