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Podcasts from Spectator writers
The Second Cold War that the Western world never wanted is already here
By Tim Ogden
Public resentment could reach a boiling point in the Caucasus
The West has no choice but to wage the new cold war that Putin has begun
Time for the West to finally follow through and send a strong message to Vladimir Putin
Putin hopes to assert Russian control in the region, keep the West off-balance and face no consequences
Mezhyhirya has been open to the public since Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia in 2014
Mariupol is a world of dirt and gun grease — soon, many expect, the smell of blood and cordite will be added to the mix
Western sanctions never affect those who dominate politics in Minsk and Moscow
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in her own words
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia has been entirely dependent on Russian support
The Caucasus region still has a strategic importance as the gateway between Europe and Asia
Turkey is making fewer attempts to disguise its increasingly Islamist and authoritarian tendencies
Russia faces some difficult choices with few attractive consequences
As in World War One, it will not take much for the conflict to really heat up
The EU and Nato have expressed ‘deep concern’ but the most decisive actors remain Turkey and Russia
What does Russia hope to achieve in Ukraine?
Save Ukraine by admitting Georgia into NATO
Inside the city under Russian siege
Peace and its consequences in Ukraine
How to turn the tide against Russia
A defeated Armenia descends into turmoil
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