Phillips O’Brien

Is Putin preparing for total war on 9 May?

7 May 2022 6:30 pm

Ahead of Russia’s annual Victory Day celebration on 9 May – which marks the date the Soviet Union defeated Nazi…

Could Russia lose the war in Donbas?

23 April 2022 5:30 pm

We face a serious dilemma as the Battle of the Donbas begins. The idea that the Russian army remains a…

Why the sinking of the Moskva matters

16 April 2022 7:00 pm

The sinking of the Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva is both a reminder of the past and a marker for the…

The Russian army is running out of options

9 April 2022 6:00 pm

So much had been written about the Russian armed forces’ modernisation and improvement over the last decade that that it…