The House Committee’s criminal referrals show that the proceedings are not just about a historical record – they argue that Trump should be held accountable for four criminal charges.
Sanctions are clearly not deterring North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. But alternative strategies have huge risks, too.
As Russians come to terms with the seriousness of the war in Ukraine, the Russian economy is weathering the storm of western sanctions.
Iran has showcased these new weapons, with deadly result, in Yemen and Lebanon.
The impact of oil sanctions on Russia is limited compared to the severe repercussions they have on the global economy and other countries’ abilities to achieve energy security and transition.
Russia has secured gains in the east but Ukraine is pushing back in the south.
New research shows that at least half of Canadians have encountered pro-Kremlin propaganda online and that those who hold left-leaning views are less susceptible to the Kremlin’s disinformation.
Four months since the start of invasion, the European Union has already adopted six sanction packages. Room for manoeuvre is shrinking.
Captured military equipment in Ukraine has revealed the extent to which western tech is used in Russian weapons systems.
Two scholars of corporate do-goodery suggest a hidden driver of corporate decisions to leave Russia is the global trend in which record numbers of workers are quitting their jobs.
While the country’s Central Bank may have managed to offset some of the tougher sanctions, the West’s economic broadside has caused long-term damage to “Fortress Russia”.
Despite the ruble’s recovery, sanctions have actually dealt a punishing blow to the Russian economy. But changing Putin’s mind is another matter.
With evidence mounting of Russian war crimes in Ukraine, what options beyond trade sanctions should New Zealand now consider?
Russian citizens in the west are being targeted in much the same way Germans, Italians, and Japanese were during the second world war.
The West bears part of the blame for Ukraine’s suffering. The least it can do is to rebuild the country, ensure a pathway to EU membership and provide a future guarantee of security.
The problem has always been that Europe trades with Russia a lot, while the US only trades a little.
Russia isn’t a major producer of uranium, but it handles a large share of the steps that turn it into nuclear fuel. That makes it a major player in this globalized industry.
The deadline for formal bids to buy Chelsea FC is March 18. Expect some very rich US businessmen to be in the running.
The idea: to use the credit channel by making foreign banks bear the consequences of the devaluation of the Russian currency.
What can New Zealand do now to support Ukraine while avoiding unnecessary risk to its own citizens and interests?