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Ido Vock

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Past articles by Ido:

There are cracks between how Ukraine and the West see the war ending

Kyiv wants to fight until Crimea is returned, but the US has doubts. → Read More

Will Zelensky’s anti-corruption drive help Ukraine join the EU?

Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index ranked Ukraine the third-most corrupt country in Europe in 2022, behind only Russia and Azerbaijan. → Read More

Why Britain is deluded about Germany

Two years in Berlin have taught me that German efficiency is a myth. → Read More

Emmanuel Macron is undermining French support for Ukraine

Paris’s commendable backing to Kyiv is too often obscured by the president’s erraticness. → Read More

Dozhd could never have survived in Latvia

The independent Russian TV channel’s demise shows how even anti-Putin Russians are unable to completely align with hawkish Western states. → Read More

Russia is trying to engineer a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

Having failed on the battlefield, Moscow is hitting energy infrastructure before the winter. → Read More

Letter from Helsinki: Finland’s challenge to Russia

From nuclear power to Nato, the Nordic nation is on the cusp of momentous change. → Read More

Estonia dismisses Russia’s claim it was involved in Daria Dugina killing

Moscow’s accusation that the suspect fled to Estonia is just its latest “provocation”, the country’s foreign minister said. → Read More

Darya Dugina: What the death of Alexander Dugin’s daughter means for the Russia-Ukraine war

The philosopher and ally of Vladimir Putin is thought to have been the intended target for the car bomb. → Read More

The Taliban's Afghanistan, one year on: murder, repression and economic devastation

The de facto government remains an international pariah, but it's the Afghani people that suffer. → Read More

Saudi Arabia's The Line city is what happens when tech bro culture meets Middle Eastern autocracy

The city’s obvious impracticality shows that it is an idea greenlighted by someone no one says no to. → Read More

Russia counterattacks in its economic war with the West

Moscow is exploiting the only significant leverage it has over European economies: energy. → Read More

Johnson won't be missed in the EU – can his successor improve relations?

The Tory leadership candidate’s promises to make a success of Brexit leave plenty of opportunity for friction. → Read More

Georgia emerges as new hub for Russian opposition in exile

Now that open dissent in Russia is almost impossible, dissidents have fled to its neighbour – with uncertain consequence. → Read More

Can Marine Le Pen wield power in the National Assembly?

Her far-right party is as influential as ever but can the RN maintain that credibility? → Read More

The ethical dilemma of rebuilding Ukraine after the war

A Marshall Plan will have to defeat the country’s corruption first. → Read More

Could Emmanuel Macron be forced to appoint Jean-Luc Mélenchon as prime minister?

An electoral pact between the main parties of the left aims to win a parliamentary majority in June's elections. → Read More

Macron wins re-election: Live results and analysis

Live data, commentary and analysis on the second round of France’s presidential election. → Read More

Turkey's balancing act pays off as Ankara mediates between Ukraine and Russia

Turkey has emerged as a broker able to talk to both sides since Russia’s invasion began more than a month ago. → Read More

Russia’s military build-up in Belarus could be Nato’s next flashpoint

Up to 30,000 Russian troops are expected to soon arrive in Belarus. The Baltic states fear they may never leave. → Read More