An offensive in the south will be a violent, hard fought and very bloody affair.
- by Mick Ryan
Readers discuss the benefits and risks from Anthony Albanese’s visit to Ukraine; mask mandates and other COVID restrictions; and the behaviour of Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon.
The prime minister has travelled a lot in his first two months in the job but he is promoting vital Australian interests.
- The Herald's View
NATO’s inclusion of China in its “strategic concepts” document should be viewed predominantly as the alliance seeking new relevance in a world where the centre of military competition has moved from Europe to Asia.
- by David Livingstone
Anthony Albanese met the Ukrainian president face-to-face in a historic trip and vowed to help him fight Russia’s “amoral invasion” for as long as it takes.
- by Rob Harris
Just a handful of years ago, there was global hand-wringing over the death of social democracy, and yet this week, there it was, in all its righteous glory,
- by Parnell Palme McGuinness
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has been appointed to an international panel that will look at how other countries can provide Ukraine with a security guarantee.
- by Anthony Galloway
For security and economic reasons, Anthony Albanese is right to build on our relationship with the major Western alliance.
- The Age's View
The French President gave Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek a warm welcome in Portugal ahead of his meeting with Anthony Albanese in Paris.
- by Latika Bourke