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War in Ukraine

The Convulsive Interregnum of the International Situation

The capitalist world is in a "permacrisis" — a prolonged period of instability which may lead to catastrophic events. The ongoing struggles for hegemony could lead to open military conflicts.

Claudia Cinatti

March 22, 2024

#AllThatsLeftPod: Two Years of War in Ukraine

On this episode of the podcast, we discuss the war in Ukraine after two years, and the continued need for an independent, working-class solution.

Left Voice

February 24, 2024

Russia’s Withdrawal from UN Grain Deal Once Again Expands Reach of War in Ukraine

The UN-brokered grain deal has largely kept the consequences of the war in Ukraine confined to Eastern Europe. Russia’s withdrawal from the deal is a reminder that capitalist competition poses great risks for the international working class.

Samuel Karlin

July 28, 2023

Another NATO Summit Will Bring Nothing but Insecurity

As NATO leaders smile, shake hands, and talk of “security,” workers and Leftists must be clear that all these imperialists bring us is insecurity and death.

Samuel Karlin

July 9, 2023

Ukraine Is Not Vietnam

What is the class character of the war in Ukraine? Some socialists see it as a war of national liberation against Russian “imperialism,” and so they support the Ukrainian side. But this leads them to align with Western imperialism. Socialists need an independent position.

Nathaniel Flakin

July 1, 2023

The Wagner Group Mutiny Shows Weaknesses in Putin’s Regime

The theatrical mutiny staged by oligarch-turned-warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner group, was short-lived but damaging for Putin’s regime.

Claudia Cinatti

June 30, 2023

The Ukrainian Counteroffensive: What Happens Next?

The long-awaited Ukrainian counteroffensive seems to be underway, but the chances that it will profoundly change the fate of the war are looking slim. Is this the last step before negotiations begin or simply a continuation of the war?

Philippe Alcoy

June 21, 2023

Who Is Behind the Reactionary Attack on the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine?

Since the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam on June 6, Russia and Ukraine have been playing a game of mutual recrimination (without proof). As with the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage, no confidence can be placed in either side’s statements. Only one thing is certain: this is a disaster for civilians.

Philippe Alcoy

June 15, 2023

Pentagon Leak Damages U.S. Power and Exposes Its Role in Ukraine

The leak of secret documents from the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies has revealed the role of the U.S. and NATO in the war in Ukraine. But it also undermines U.S. power by showing the world how the country’s intelligence agencies have failed.

Claudia Cinatti

April 14, 2023