Vladimir Putin

Zelensky places his hand on his chest as he listens to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deliver opening remarks before addressing the Canadian parliament, March 15, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Volodymyr Zelensky’s Parliament speech makes waves

Politics Insider for Mar. 16: Pundits react to Zelensky’s Parliament appearance; Putin bans a slew of prominent Canadians from entering Russia; Candice Bergen pushes Erin O’Toole to move out
Ukrainian troops examine the scene of a downed aircraft in Kyiv on Friday.(Oleksandr Ratushniak/AP)

Why sanctions over the Ukraine invasion won’t stop Putin

Terry Glavin: Xi Jinping has the Russian leader’s back as the two advance the authoritarian political model around the world
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, Defence Minister Anita Anand and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly look on as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference, Feb. 24, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Thousands of Canadian troops on standby to be deployed to Ukraine if necessary

Politics Insider for Feb. 25: Canada poises to deploy to Europe if needed; Chrystia Freeland announces more sanctions on Russia; Patrick Brown reportedly eyes the federal Conservative leadership
Pro-Ukraine demonstrators carry signs and Ukraine flags near Russia's UN Mission on Feb. 24, 2022 (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The only acceptable response to Vladimir Putin

Scott Gilmore: There are a long list of actions Canada can take right now to pressure Putin and help Ukraine. And there are no excuses if it doesn’t act.
Military helicopters, apparently Russian, fly over the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022. (Ukrainian Police Department Press Service via AP)

Russia launches an attack on Ukraine

Politics Insider for Feb. 24: Kyiv braces for invasion; the world condemns Vladimir Putin; the Conservative leadership race begins to take shape
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, 04 February 2022. The Olympic Games in Beijing will continue until Feb. 20, when the medal games and closing ceremony will take place. (Handout image from Kremlin Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin, unmasked

Image of the Week: True to form, the Russian president tries something no one else thinks they can get away with
Members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine on Jan. 22, 2022 (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

The hawks are screeching over Ukraine. Will cooler heads prevail?

Adnan R. Khan: There are far more effective ways the world can push back against Russian threats than with weapons and troops. War is what Putins wants.
Putin is shown during his talks with Biden via videoconference in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, on Dec. 7, 2021 (CP/Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Will Canada help save Ukraine?

Justin Ling: While America tries to rally support and spell out real consequences for a Russian invasion, Ottawa’s attention seems to be elsewhere
Putin, right, visiting the bridge of the newly built icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin in St. Petersburg, Russia, in November. Russia is rapidly expanding its fleet of icebreakers as it expands its reach in the Arctic. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Winter is coming to Canada’s North. Vladimir Putin will make sure of it.

Marcus Kolga: Russia’s latest seabed claim reaches right to Canada’s Arctic doorstep—an intimidating gesture that critics like Garry Kasparov urge Ottawa to stand up to
Russia's President Vladimir Putin with U.S. President Donald Trump with during the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019 (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

How Trump and Putin are alike in one particular way

Shannon Gormley: Both men may exalt imperialism and racism as examples of the only moral virtue they recognize—domination—but the most important thing for both is that their political ventures pay