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Metaphors, analogies and comparisons abound when talking about the war in Ukraine, but are they helpful? An expert in peace and conflict resolution explains.
Three women displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine check their mobile phones at a refugee centre in Hungary.
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Internet infrastructure disruption, targeted cyberattacks and the manipulation of disinformation during the Russian invasion of Ukraine all show that warfare now includes cyberwar strategies.
Ukrainian soldiers are likely to suffer from trauma after the war.
Many soldiers in the Ukraine war haven’t had actual military training, and are therefore at particular risk of developing PTSD.
People receiving medical treatment at the entrance hall of Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia.
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Unless special attention is given to conflict and HIV the war will undermine the achievement of the 2030 goals to end AIDS, discrimination, and new infections.
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War is a gender issue in many ways, but the coverage of Ukraine shows how the portrayals of men and women are changing.
African residents in Ukraine wait at Lviv railway station on Feb. 27, 2022. The Ukraine refugee crisis revealed deep-seated racism as racialized and Black refugees from Ukraine were treated differently.
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The racism seen in the Ukraine refugee crisis reflects a long legacy of how the West defines who is human. We need a new definition that respects the dignity of all humans.
Is watching in horror as the war in Ukraine unfolds all we can do? What responsibilities do we – as non-belligerent ‘neutrals’ – have to the war and its victims?
A carnival float featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin handling Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko like a puppet, is presented in the center of Cologne, western Germany, on February 28, 2022, where a “Freedom for Ukraine” demonstration took place instead of the traditional carnival Rose Monday procession.
Caught between reliance on the Kremlin and strong antiwar sentiments at home, Alexander Lukashenko is treading a fine line on Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly pledged to keep food prices in the fair range amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
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Egypt is already feeling the impact of the war, which has led to recent cancellation of tenders due to lack of offers, in particular from Ukraine and Russia.
A woman hugs a Polish volunteer before he crosses the border to go and fight against Russian forces.
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According to some reports, thousands of people from around the world are signing up to fight on behalf of Ukraine. But comparisons to the Spanish Civil War’s International Brigades are misguided.
To think about the ways in which images engage audiences, we can consider Europe’s response to two major refugee crises.
V is for victory? Or vanquished?
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A military historian and U.S. Army veteran explains how wars are not easy to win – something political leaders often forget when looking at the calculus of conflict.
People in the Russian city of St. Petersburg stand in line to withdraw U.S. dollars and euros from an ATM. Ordinary Russians faced the prospect of higher prices as western sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine sent the ruble plummeting.
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Over-reliance on sanctions and economic warfare measures have led to strategic complacency and the avoidance of negotiations on the part of the western governments.
As an actor and performer, Zelensky built his portfolio of presidential skills long before he knew he was going to undertake that role.
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The financial impact will be severe and long lasting.
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Academic research about the process of war can shed light on the current situation.
Most Ukrainian refugees, like those pictured here on March 7, 2022, have crossed into Poland.
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More than 2 million Ukrainians have fled the country since the Russian invasion. The EU has welcomed the refugees, but research shows that host communities may tire of the newcomers.
Refugees who are foreign nationals, especially those from the Middle East, Asia and Africa are being discriminated against at the borders.
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We must demand safety for all refugees, not just Ukrainian nationals.
Two men speak in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, Ukraine, March 2, 2022.
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Over centuries, theory on just war has developed six main criteria for assessing conflicts.
A woman reacts next to her house following a Russian rocket attack Feb. 25 in the Ukranian capital of the city of Kyiv.
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The reasons for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are complicated and based on centuries of history between the two countries. A Ukrainian scholar provides some background.