Articles by Nicholas Ross Smith

March 28, 2022

Why Putin’s invasion of Ukraine had to happen

Nicholas Ross Smith
Grant Dawson and Nicholas Ross Smith argue that the West’s sweeping sanctions, isolation of Russia and passive-aggressive military support for Ukraine is fundamentally misguided. The problem with the US-led response is that it ignores – in fact, exacerbates – the deep-rooted ontological security concerns behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion
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Nicholas Ross Smith
Adjunct Fellow, National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury

Nicholas was previously an Associate Professor of International Studies at the University of Nottingham (Ningbo campus).

His research coalesces around the regional implications of great power competition, with a particular interest in EU, Russian, and Chinese foreign policies.

He tweets @1NRSmith

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