2024 Political Writing Book prize finalist

Our Enemies will Vanish: The Russian Invasion and Ukraine’s War of Independence

Yaroslav Trofimov

Published by: Michael Joseph

A superb account of the build-up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022 by one of the world’s most astute observers of global affairs. Trofimov explains how the bloodiest war Europe has seen since 1945 broke out, and sets out with admirable clarity what is at stake for Ukraine, as well as for the rest of the world.


Peter Frankopan, Chair of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing panel 2024