Tim Ogden

Inside a dictator's playground

11 July 2021 8:21 pm

Armed soldiers guard the barbed-wire compound. Helicopters buzz around the parameter, drifting above families on tandem bicycles. Groups of giggling…

HMS Defender: What's behind the Navy's Russian incident?

24 June 2021 12:25 am

Assuming that reports are accurate, the world has just witnessed the most serious escalation between the UK and Russia since the…

Why Lukashenko keeps getting away with it

25 May 2021 5:16 am

The diversion of a Ryanair flight bound for Lithuania from Athens and the arrest of passenger Roman Protasevich – an…

What does Belarus's opposition leader want?

7 March 2021 12:03 am

There is an assumption that those fighting tyranny must instead want Western-style democracy, that the arc of history bends towards…

A defeated Armenia descends into turmoil

27 February 2021 3:37 am

Ever since its disastrous military defeat at the hands of Azerbaijan last year, Armenia has suffered from a wave of…

A fractious America weakens the global order

5 November 2020 1:27 am

The countries that formerly composed the Soviet Union states are predominantly divided into three camps: those still strongly affiliated with…

It’s time to expel Turkey from Nato

30 October 2020 5:30 pm

Even the staunchest Remainer would admit the EU is not currently the happiest ship, sailing in the waters of world…

Russia's conundrum in the Caucasus

20 October 2020 2:21 am

For the second time since fighting began on 27 September, a humanitarian ceasefire was agreed between the warring countries of…

The conflict that could spark a war

9 October 2020 1:35 am

History repeats itself — but sometimes in reverse. Only a pessimist would have predicted a global pandemic followed by a…

What's behind the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

29 September 2020 4:03 pm

The outbreak of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the weekend is the latest episode in a saga stretching back to…

Why Navalny may not be a friend of the West

31 August 2020 7:10 pm

At first glance, Alexei Navalny seems like exactly the sort of man the West would want to sit in the…