Why Prigozhin’s march on Moscow was not a coup
The Wagner group ‘mutiny’ grew out of an intra-elite feud in Russia – and it's a growing problem for Vladimir Putin, says University of Melbourne expert.
Why the war in Ukraine is so hard to stop
The real cause of Russia’s invasion is the special position that Ukraine occupies in post-imperial Russian politics, says University of Melbourne expert
A warning as history grimly echoes in Ukraine
Atrocities in Bucha and elsewhere in Ukraine recall the horrific memories of the Katyn massacre in 1940 and Soviet denials says University of Melbourne expert
The past is never in the past
Contrary to Putin’s propaganda, Ukraine’s history is long and echoes amid the war now raging following the Russian invasion, says University of Melbourne expert
Five things to know about Russia’s Constitutional amendments
Russia voted to amend the country’s constitution, shoring up Vladimir Putin’s power; but a University of Melbourne expert says there are larger implications.
How Putin is devising his exit plan
Proposed reforms weakening the Russian president's authority hints Vladimir Putin is considering life as an ex president, a University of Melbourne expert says
The Battle of Kursk: 75 years on
It is 75 years since the huge Kursk tank battle when, as a University of Melbourne expert writes, Russia's larger means of destruction turned back the Wehrmacht
The trouble with ceasefires
University of Melbourne research finds the 2016 ceasefire in Syria had unexpected consequences, ranging from an impact on rebel governance to humanitarian aid.
No laughing matter: The Death of Stalin and Putin’s anxieties
The movie The Death of Stalin has been banned in Russia, revealing much about anxieties in the Kremlin, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
The science behind Novichok
As the British government accuses Russia of stockpiling Novichok, a University of Melbourne expert looks at what makes the Soviet-era nerve agent so deadly.