Associate Editor, Arts + Culture Editor
Jonathan Este spent 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor on The Independent as well as The Australian. He joins The Conversation from the Media Alliance in Australia where he specialised in media law and policy and the digital revolution in journalism.
Ukraine recap: Moscow's 'pyrrhic victory' in Bakhmut prompts unrest in the Russian military, but it's all smiles for Zelensky
May 26, 2023 14:51 pm UTC| Politics
After the best part of a year, Russia has claimed victory in the meat-grinder that was the Battle of Bakhmut in Ukraines east. But the battle achieved virtually none of Russias original strategic objectives and came at a...
Ukraine recap: not a great deal to celebrate for Putin this Victory Day as Ukraine digs in for the long haul
May 11, 2023 16:04 pm UTC| Politics
One tank. According to press reports and news broadcasts from Moscow, a solitary T-34 dating back to the second world war was the only tank that trundled past the Russian president as he marked a scaled-down Victory Day on...
Ukraine recap: diplomatic manoeuvres intensify in advance of a possible spring offensive
Apr 28, 2023 02:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics
A quick check of the Met office forecasts for Ukraine suggests that over the next week or so the weather is going to get steadily warmer. The rising mercury has fuelled speculation that Ukraines much discussed spring...
Ukraine recap: downbeat US intelligence leak suggests no end in sight for the misery of this war
Apr 14, 2023 14:10 pm UTC| Politics
What we know or think we know about the progress of the war in Ukraine over the past few days has come courtesy of leaked Pentagon documents which appear to cover, in some detail, a wide range of issues around the...
Ukraine recap: spring comes too early for Putin's tanks
Mar 04, 2023 12:01 pm UTC| Politics
Reading the international press on the first day of spring in Ukraine, it appears that Russia has jumped the gun somewhat in its spring offensive. It has poured troops and armour into an area around the town of Vuhledar...
Ukraine recap: Kyiv keeps its friends close, but will they send the latest warplanes?
Feb 05, 2023 04:23 am UTC| Politics
The latest dispatches from the Institute for the Study of War make for sobering reading. After a few months in which the initiative on the battlefield was generally considered to be firmly with Ukraine, the pendulum...
Ukraine recap: world leaders gather at Davos to make the case for more military aid to Kyiv
Jan 24, 2023 07:38 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics
Were tired of fighting Putin with rubbish kit. This recent headline in The Times was an eloquent expression of the feelings of a Ukrainian tank sergeant, part of the 24th Mechanised Brigade fighting in Bakhmut in the...
Europe Roundup: Pound heads for biggest weekly gain in six months, European shares gains, Gold gains, Oil prices rise after U.S. debt deal, all eyes on OPEC meeting
CNN Appoints Warner Bros. Discovery Executive as Its New COO
Burger King Levels up Chicken Offerings: New Chicken Fries in Singapore and Smoky Maple Biscuit in US
Onitsuka Tiger Unleashes Shinkansen-Inspired Sneakers in Collaboration With Terroir Tabi and West Japan Railway
Intel Unveils Plans for DDR5 Validation Data Center Lab in Seoul, Eyes Global Expansion
Russia-Ukraine War: NATO to Narrow Divisions Over Ukraine's Membership Bid in Oslo Meeting
EU Parliament to Question Hungary's Ability to Hold EU Presidency Over Record on Rule of Law
Iran: IAEA Resolves Nuclear Issues Related to Sites With Uranium Particles
UK: Ministers Given More Time to Turn in Messages From Boris Johnson to Public COVID Inquiry
Drilling down on treatment-resistant fungi with molecular machines
Astronomers detected two major targets with a single telescope – a mysterious signal and its source galaxy
Biodegradable plastic in clothing doesn't break down nearly as quickly as hoped – new research
Gravitational wave detector LIGO is back online after 3 years of upgrades – how the world's most sensitive yardstick reveals secrets of the universe
Korea’s Netmarble Set to Release Three New Game Titles to Stop Losses
Samsung Partners With Dezeen for Global 'Re:Create Design Challenge' to Upcycle Old Devices
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew to Spearhead ByteDance's Rising Social Media Star, Lemon8
Naver Reportedly Losing Market Share in Online Search Industry
Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Acquisition Approved by Korean Regulators
The Supreme Court just shriveled federal protection for wetlands, leaving many of these valuable ecosystems at risk
Fujitsu, Microsoft Unite: Massive Investment to Enhance Uvance Business, Boosting Sustainability With Cloud Technology
Puma's Ambitious Sustainability Progress: 70% Products Made From 'Better Materials' in 2022, Aims for 90% by 2025
European soccer is having another reckoning over racism – is it time to accept the problem goes beyond bad fans?