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What’s the Likelihood of Nuclear War?
The Ukraine crisis isn’t as dangerous as the darkest moments of the Cold War, but the potential for mistakes and miscalculations means the risks are still high.
The World Must Avoid Another Food Crisis
It is becoming clear that the Ukraine war’s economic and humanitarian repercussions – especially rising food prices – will be felt far beyond Europe. The international community must act now to prevent some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people from becoming collateral damage.
It’s Now Putin’s Plan B in Ukraine vs. Biden’s and Zelensky’s Plan A
After a confusing month, it is now clear what strategies are playing out in Ukraine: We’re watching Vladimir Putin’s plan B versus Joe Biden’s and Volodymyr Zelensky’s plans A. Let us hope that Biden and Zelensky triumph, because Putin’s potential plan C is really scary — and I don’t even want to write what I fear would be his plan D.
How to avoid a new Cold War and focus on what America really needs
What’s needed is a security architecture for a world the United States doesn’t pretend to police — limiting, not intensifying, great power conflict. That would include a revival of arms control, new agreements on limits of force, emphasis on areas such as climate change and pandemics where global cooperation — and particularly cooperation with China — is essential.
Ukrainian heritage is under threat – and so is the truth about Soviet-era Russia
Shelling is destroying buildings and art, while archivists scan documents around the clock for fear of Russian ‘archivocide’
The Intellectual Catastrophe of Vladimir Putin
The calamity that has taken place has been, then, an intellectual calamity first of all. It is a monstrous failure of the Russian imagination. And the monstrous failure has brought about the very collapse into barbarism and the danger to the ever-fragile Russian state that Putin thought he was trying to avoid.
Vladimir Putin and the Risk of World War III
After receiving a green light from Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his war in Ukraine in an effort to reclaim the old Russian empire. But both leaders appear to have misjudged the situation, raising the prospect of a global catastrophe – unless they are removed from power.
Nothing Scares Putin More Than Informed Russians
The Russian anti-war movement is powered by information, so Putin is attacking independent media.
China’s Ukraine Dilemma
While Beijing has declined to condemn Russia, the government has little interest in sticking its neck out for Putin.
How the Putin Shock Might Affect the World Economy
Overall, the Russian shock to the world economy will be nasty, but probably not all that nasty. If Putin imagines that he can hold the world to ransom, well, that’s probably yet another fatal miscalculation.
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