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Michael Day

Michael is the i's Chief Foreign Commentator. He was previously Rome Correspondent for The Independent, and has held staff jobs at The Sunday Telegraph, Express and New Scientist. He is the author of Being Berlusconi: the Rise and Fall from Cosa Nostra to Bunga Bunga.

Article thumbnail: FILE - President Joe Biden, left, walks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ahead of a working session on Ukraine during the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, on May 21, 2023. Russia's war on Ukraine will top the agenda when U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts meet in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on Tuesday and Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The US guarantees Israel's safety. So why not Ukraine's?

Ukrainians can’t envisage a peaceful future outside Nato

Inside Putin’s crumbling empire as he scrambles to regain his footing

Russia, China and India unite against the West - but they can't hide tensions

Article thumbnail: FILE - Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prigozhin attends the funeral of Dmitry Menshikov, a fighter of the Wagner group who died during a special operation in Ukraine, at the Beloostrovskoye cemetery outside St. Petersburg, Russia, on Dec. 24, 2022. Prigozhin's criticism of the top military brass is in stark contrast with more than two decades of rigidly controlled rule by President Vladimir Putin without any sign of infighting among his top lieutenants. (AP Photo, File)

If Victoria Amelina's death doesn't shake the West into arming Ukraine, nothing will

Arming Ukraine for victory is more important that debating Putin’s fate, say Russia experts