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Red-breasted geese breed mainly on Russia’s Taymyr Peninsula and migrate to areas adjacent to the Black Sea in Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria. Daniel Mitev

Russia’s aggression threatens efforts to protect nature beyond Ukraine

Russia has vast natural resources and is involved in many conservation efforts. Its diplomatic isolation as a result of the war in Ukraine is making it harder to protect many wild species and places.
A Ukrainian mother sobs at the funeral of her son in Irpin, near Kyiv, on Feb. 14, 2023. He was a civilian who was a volunteer in the armed forces of Ukraine and died fighting in the Bakhmut area of the country. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Calls for peace in Ukraine a year after Russia’s full-scale invasion are unrealistic

Calls for peace that suggest Ukraine should give up territory simply to end the war will condemn some Ukrainians to unspeakable horrors and provide a precarious foundation for lasting peace.
Being seen: Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has maintained a constant stream of appearances to press home his country’s narrative. Ukraine Presidency/Ukrainian Presidential Press Office/Alamy Live News

Ukraine war 12 months on: the role of the Russian media in reporting – and justifying – the conflict

The two sides have used media very differently during the conflict: Zelensky has inspired support, Putin has stifled dissent.
Photo taken in a refugee camp in Somalia in 2019. Somalia tops the list of the world’s most corrupt countries. sntes/Shutterstock

Corruption and war: two scourges that feed off each other

A review of Transparency International’s recently released global corruption ranking confirms that corruption fuels war, and vice versa.

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