The trial of Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin could be mirrored with similar war crimes prosecutions by Moscow.
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Holding war crimes trials during active hostilities is rare. Proceedings in Ukraine also open the risk of Russian show trials, argues a law of war expert.
A closed Mango store in a shopping mall in St. Petersburg, Russia. The company temporarily suspended operations in Russia in March to protest the invasion of Ukraine, joining a global corporate boycott against the country.
We should demand greater social responsibility from businesses, but pressuring them to undertake responsibilities that only governments can address is the wrong way to get there.
In 1970, a 16-year-old Laotian boy drew a picture of his school being bombed. ‘Many people’ died, he wrote, ‘But I didn’t know who because I wasn’t courageous enough to look.’
Legacies of War
Their drawings and paintings often express a mix of horror, fear, hope and beauty.
The U.S. military released a defoliant called Agent Orange over the South Vietnam countryside to weaponize the forest during the Vietnam War as part of the Operation Ranch Hand project.
Green spaces can be used as non-coercive modes of warfare to further social cohesion and diminish the likelihood of insurgency.
Germany, heavily reliant on natural gas from Russia, has seen a fast expansion in solar power since Russia attacked Ukraine.
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War, famine and an energy crunch are affecting the world’s response to climate change, but there are reasons for optimism.
Phone surveys were used to gather data in Ethiopia.
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Our work highlights the potential of phone surveys to monitor active and large-scale conflicts.
Javelin anti-tank missiles, T-72 tanks and Bayraktar TB2 drones are just some of the weapons that other nations have sent to Ukraine.
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An arms trade expert explains the wide variety of military aid nations around the world have sent to Ukraine.
Avoiding conflict is essential to maintaining space as a global commons, to be used by all.
Our reliance on space infrastructure means that conflict in space would have global catastrophic consequences. But a recent declaration by the United States provides hope.
War with China is very likely, but it is avoidable if we take the threat seriously and act now.
A man identified only as Viktor shows his neighbor’s grave in Bucha, Ukraine. It was too dangerous to go to the cemetery.
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Ukrainian families’ anguish at not being able to bury their loved ones underscores a deep human need, an anthropologist writes.
Ralph Fiennes as Coriolanus in the 2011 film adaptation.
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In 26 of his 38 plays, Shakespeare includes a war. Reading them, one is tempted to ask ‘when will we ever learn?’ rather than pronounce, ‘lest we forget’.
Military personnel walk on the tarmac at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.
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In a world where co-operation has given way to competition and conflict, how will Canada approach the prospect of war?
Russia sees itself as a perennial target.
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As Western sanctions seek to isolate Russia, they also perversely reinforce the country’s mythic view of itself as a special place that outsiders want to destroy.
Replacing ships like the Moskva will be pricey. The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet recently sank after suffering damage.
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Russia is on the verge of defaulting on its foreign debt, which not only could have severe economic consequences but could also complicate Putin’s ability to wage a prolonged war in Ukraine.
Peace activists demonstrate outside the European Commission building on March 22, 2022, in Brussels.
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Russia and Ukraine have held several rounds of failed peace talks. Understanding the challenges to successful peace talks helps illuminate the struggle for peace in Eastern Europe.
Widespread protests have followed changes in the subsidised price of Baladi bread, a traditional Sudanese flatbread.
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Wheat and bread play a central role for food security and political stability in Sudan.
A wheat warehouse in western Ukraine. Food insecurity is expected to worsen with rising food prices and the war trapping wheat, barley and corn in Ukraine and Russia.
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Environmental catastrophe, war, a worldwide pandemic. What does this mean for feeding the world today and in the future?
Members of Congress give Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a standing ovation during a speech by videoconference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2022. Ukraine says it is pioneering a new source of financial support: cryptocurrency.
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Cryptocurrency allows Ukraine to get quick financial support, and Russia, to bypass international sanctions and protect some of its economic interests.
There is little evidence that Russia has coordinated cyber operations with conventional military operations in Ukraine.
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Cyberattacks can be devastating, just not on the battlefield, according to researchers who looked at 10 years of armed conflicts around the world.
The body of a serviceman near a destroyed Russian military vehicle.
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Estimates of casualties from the war in Ukraine have varied widely. Some of this is due to genuine difficulty counting the dead, but there are also strategic reasons to put out misleading death tolls.