The Looming Double Failure of Putin’s Mobilization

For Russia, mobilization will make both the military and social/political/propaganda aspects of the Ukrainian war worse, not better.

Photo by Совет министров Республики Крым, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons “The first conscripts from Yalta were sent to the service.”

“The same question arose in every soul” wrote Tolstoy in War and Peace: “For what, for whom, must I kill and be killed.” Vladimir Putin’s orders for…

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Andrew Donaldson

Andrew Donaldson

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Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Veteran. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag on culture & politics, food writing @yonderandhome, Host @heardtellshow & other media