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The current episode of my podcast The Private Citizen looks at Russia’s war goal in Ukraine.

The Private Citizen 112: What Does Putin Want?

What are Putin’s war goals in Ukraine? What is the Russian military trying to achieve? And how is it going?

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It’s pretty hard to find reliable information on the war in Ukraine that’s not based solely on the propaganda of one of the parties involved. It’s even harder to find a map of the current situation on the ground that’s clearly laid out. Because of this, I’ve done my best to produce such a map, based on the most reliable third party information I could cobble together.

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NATO Expansion and Putin’s War in Ukraine

The Russian attack on Ukraine is a direct response to NATO’s post-Cold War strategy of undoing the Russian sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.
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Last week’s episode of The Private Citizen deals with Facebook finally showing its true colours when it comes to fighting hate speech.

The Private Citizen 111: Peak Hypocrisy

Facebook just made a mockery of the fight against hate speech by admitting that it’s okay if you call for the murder of people the political mainstream doesn’t like. It’s only hate speech if you want to murder the wrong people. What the actual fuck.

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Some Thoughts on Elden Ring

What it feels like to play this game if you’ve never even touched a From Software game before.
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Lots of people seem excited about me announcing to play Elden Ring, now that my PC can run it. I have never played a Souls-type game before, know nothing about the game and generally hate hard video games. So it should be an absolute disaster.

If you want to tune in, I’m planning to start playing at around 18:00 CET today on Twitch. See you in chat?

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I recorded another Private Citizen episode on the whole Drachenlord situation. I think it’s an important topic that might have significant consequences for people’s civil rights. Especially because mainstream journalism continues to get the story wrong.

The Private Citizen 110: Drachenlord on Tour

German YouTuber Drachenlord has sold his infamous Drachenschanze and is travelling in a pickup truck around Germany. Meanwhile, well-meaning people, who have no idea what’s actually going on, think he’s being bullied.

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Grim Deep Manuscript Finished

The first big step to publishing my novel is done: I’ve finished the manuscript.
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A New Era of Foreign Policy

Our collective reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has shown a distinct lack of understanding of the realities involved in international politics.
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