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Why soldiers commit war crimes – and what we can do about it

By Mia Martin Hobbs, for The Conversation In 2020, the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force released the Afghanistan Inquiry into Australian Defence Force Special Forces atrocities...

Putin’s propaganda is rooted in Russian history – and that’s why it works

By Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager, Evgeniya Pyatovskaya, for The Conversation Russia’s war against Ukraine is pressing into its fifth month – despite several rounds of failed peace...

Putin’s poisonous anti-Western ideology relies heavily on projection

By Allan Mustard, for UkraineAlert For the past century at least, the Kremlin leadership has failed to understand the West. Though it has at times...

Kseniya Kirillova: A Prolonged War in Ukraine Is Advantageous to Russia

By Kseniya Kirillova, for Jamestown Foundation On June 18, Lithuania blocked the transit by rail of sanctioned goods between Kaliningrad Oblast and the rest of...

Goodwill gestures and de-Nazification: Decoding Putin’s Ukraine War lexicon

By Peter Dickinson, for UkraineAlert Ever since Russian troops first crossed the Ukrainian border on February 24, the Kremlin has employed characteristically euphemistic language in...

Why Russia demonizes Ukrainian diasporas

By Vic Satzewich, Ivan Kozachenko, for The Conversation We’re now almost into the fifth month of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and one of the...

Four ways you can design social media posts to combat health misinformation

By Anna Feigenbaum, Ozlem Demirkol Tonnesen, for The Conversation It’s no secret that online misinformation has been a big problem throughout the pandemic. Of course,...

Regulating online hate will have unintended, but predictable, consequences

By Garth Davies, Sarah Negrin, for The Conversation The Canadian government is currently holding consultations on a new online hate bill. This bill would update Bill C-36, which...

‘Comrade Hitler’ and Other Russian Fantasies

By Sergej Sumlenny, for CEPA For over a decade, Russian society has been bombarded with hardcore, revanchist propaganda. The West did not take note. A typical...

Ben Dubow: The Textbook War

By Ben Dubow, for CEPA Indiscriminate shelling has destroyed Ukraine’s physical infrastructure, but Russian operations also focus on a less visible target: history textbooks. Occupation forces...