When John Kerry assumed his role as US climate envoy last year, he approached the job with his usual enthusiasm, traveling the world in a flurry of diplomatic engagements, convincing world leaders that America was indeed “back” – as US President Joe Biden promised and ready to take the lead
For centuries, bread has been the cornerstone of civilization. Riots and revolutions have been sparked over the availability of this staple – and food prices more broadly, particularly as they relate to the Middle East and North Africa. Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine now threatens much of the wheat and
The Decembrist uprising finally paved the way for the successful revolution of 1917 Illustration of the Decembrist revolt by Vasily Perov. SD Public domain via Wikimedia commons. Jthe imperial russian army and their Prussian and Austrian allies marched on Paris in March 1814. The Napoleonic Wars that had raged in
World leaders were universally shocked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with two exceptions. President Biden said US intelligence gave him enough notice. China’s Xi Jinping met Vladimir Putin at the Beijing Olympics, where they jointly issued a statement of ‘limitless strategic partnership’ which included opposition to NATO expansion – Putin’s
The verdict is in: Russia invaded Ukraine for two reasons. One is Moscow’s obsessive pursuit of nationalist and imperial ambitions – to unify the two countries and eliminate a separate Ukrainian identity. The other is Vladimir Putin’s misperception – he is an isolated, overconfident autocrat who has played his hand
After visiting Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters that Russia was “failing” in its war aims in the country. Blinken’s comments came after he traveled to Kyiv with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The pair spoke to reporters Monday in Poland after crossing the Ukrainian border.
Leader of the Russian opposition. Anti-corruption activist. Survivor of an assassination attempt. Prisoner. Alexeï Navalny’s crusade against the Kremlin has earned him many labels. And with the eyes of the world now on Russian President Vladimir Putin amid his brutal invasion of Ukraine, Navalny’s message of resistance takes on new
As sanctions continue to restrict Russia’s economy, the future of the country and its despotic President, Vladimir Putin, remains uncertain. Reports of dissent among the oligarchs have spurred speculation over a possible ousting to oust him from power, but Putin’s iron grip on his position and the fear he instigates
A close ally of Russia, China has publicly defended a position of strategic neutrality since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in February. Although Beijing has expressed no support for Moscow for its actions in Ukraine, the country has not participated in issuing sanctions against Putin as trade in raw materials and
A senior US defense official confirmed The war zone Monday morning, something Ukrainian officials have been saying for a while now about arms supplies from Russia. Not only is Russia suffering huge battlefield casualties, but its ability to resupply its forces has been undermined thanks to punitive economic sanctions imposed
Another global energy crisis produced a series of political promises to use energy more wisely. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked calls for embargoes on oil and gas exports that support the country’s economy, and laid bare the folly of maintaining fossil fuel energy systems that are no longer suitable.
On Wednesday, investigators from nearly a dozen countries scoured bombed-out towns and freshly dug graves in Ukraine for evidence of war crimes, and a wide-ranging investigation by an international security organization detailed what she called “clear patterns” of human rights abuses by Russian forces. Some of those atrocities could amount
There are some fantastic companies in Russia, but with the country facing an uncertain future, we decided it was better to sell. Which countries and actions in space do you think will be the biggest winners and losers from the Russian-Ukrainian conflict? For a host of reasons, commodity prices were
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 23, Iraq has refrained from taking a strong stance on war. On February 28, Iraq voted for an Arab League statement on Ukraine that attributed no responsibility to Russia. Iraq abstained in the vote of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on March 2
A snowy sidewalk littered with bloodied bodies. A beleaguered president wandering the streets of a country under attack. Missile stream. Sirens screaming. Teenagers make homemade bombs. And dead soldiers, so many, lying slumped in the fields and collapsed in smoking tanks. Russia‘s invasion of Ukraine has spawned a steady stream