Tag Archives: Ukraine war

La guerre en Ukraine va-t-elle provoquer l’effondrement de l’économie russe ?

Renaud Foucart, Lancaster University L’invasion de l’Ukraine a placé la Russie au bord de la faillite. Les taux d’intérêt ont doublé, le marché boursier a fermé, et le rouble est tombé à son plus bas niveau historique. Le coût militaire de la guerre a été exacerbé par des sanctions internationales sans précédent, soutenues par une large coalition de pays. Les …

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3 ways Russia has shown military ‘incompetence’ during its invasion of Ukraine

Vadim Ghirda/AP James Dwyer, University of Tasmania Two weeks into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it has become apparent Russia’s military is experiencing failures – both technical and strategic – that are perhaps unexpected from one of the world’s largest military forces. There are multiple issues one could look at in relation to Russia’s poor military performance in Ukraine to date, …

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Ukraine war: the dangers following Russia’s attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Ross Peel, King’s College London Following recent news of Russian shelling of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, which is the largest in Europe, there is great concern over the potential for a Chernobyl-esque release of radioactive material. Several security personnel at the plant were injured by the attack. With six large nuclear power reactors, there is a significant …

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Ukraine: Russian opposition to the invasion is giving Putin cause for alarm

Ben Noble, UCL Vladimir Putin’s military aggression against Ukraine is meeting more opposition from Ukrainians than he expected. The Russian president also saw widespread condemnation of his military’s aggression in Ukraine at the UN General Assembly. But the opposition Putin faces domestically in Russia is also likely giving him cause for alarm. There are clear reasons, however, to be sceptical …

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Ukraine war: why Nato is refusing to enforce a no-fly zone

Christoph Bluth, University of Bradford In the pre-war discussions between the US and Russia, Joe Biden warned Russia about the consequences of aggression, but explicitly excluded the possibility of the use of armed force by the United States. Now as Ukrainian civilians come under severe attack and refugees are pouring into other central European countries, the clamour for a military …

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