Russia-Ukraine fallout starts felling fragile ‘frontier’ economies

LONDON, United Kingdom – The fallout of the Russia and Ukraine war has just helped tip two of the world’s poorest countries into full-blown crises, and the list of those at risk – and the queue at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s door – will only get longer from here. They may be far from … Read more

[OPINION] Debunking ‘Madman Putin’ as the culprit of the Russia-Ukraine War

There are current efforts that push this narrative that the Russian-Ukrainian War is a Manichean clash between “Good versus Evil.” Recently, an article argued that the Russian invasion stemmed from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s alleged “irrationality,” connotated as paranoia regarding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) institutional verbose – that is, the Russian leader could … Read more

Shares rally, oil drops after ‘encouraging’ Russia-Ukraine talks

NEW YORK, USA – Stock markets tore higher across the world on Tuesday, March 29, and oil prices shed $2 a barrel, as investors celebrated signs of progress in negotiations between Russia and Ukraine that they hoped would lead to a settlement in a five- week conflict. Even though the US government warned that Russia’s … Read more

[New School] Perception or truth? Debunking NATO’s ‘fault’ in the Russia-Ukraine War

In the early hours of February 24, 2022, after a lengthy address to the nation, Putin declared a special military operation against Ukraine. This chain of events finally kicked off a confrontation eight years in the making. For the first time since the Second World War, the sovereignty of a European nation is under threat … Read more

Talk of compromise on both sides lifts hope for Russia-Ukraine breakthrough

New talk of compromise from both Moscow and Kyiv on a status for Ukraine outside of NATO lifted hope on Wednesday for a potential breakthrough after three weeks of war. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said negotiations were becoming “more realistic,” while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said proposals now being discussed were “in my view … Read more

Russia-Ukraine conflict highlights wheat supply vulnerability

Wheat futures have risen by about 40% so far in 2022, driving up food prices and contributing to a broader surge in global inflation The threat to wheat supplies from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been exacerbated by a shift in global stocks away from major exporters such as the United States and European Union, … Read more

Bidyo ng pahayag ni Robredo tungkol sa Russia-Ukraine krisis

Nagmula sa DZRH Presidential Interview noong Pebrero 2 ang kumakalat na pahayag ni Robredo tungkol sa Russia at Ukraine, bago magsimula ang krisis Buod Ang sabi-sabi: Pinapakita ng bidyo ang pahayag ni Bise Presidente at kandidato para sa pagkapangulong si Leni Robredo tungkol sa Russia-Ukraine krisis. Mark: KULANG SA KONTEKSTO Ang katotohanan: Sa DZRH Presidential … Read more

[OPINION] The banking and financial system as a weapon of war in the Russia-Ukraine crisis

All this news about the invasion of Ukraine by Russia have rightfully made people jittery and scared. Some are seeing signs of a possible world war with the tensions in Europe spilling over to other parts of the world. In fact, the breach of Taiwan’s airspace by nine Chinese aircraft on the same day as … Read more