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Ukraine war: Is impartiality always key to quality journalism?

  As Western media’s coverage of this European war demonstrated, terms like ‘invasion’, ‘unprovoked aggression’ and ‘resistance’ can and should be used in conflict reporting when they describe what is actually happening.   Members of the media interviewing a British volunteer preparing to enter Ukraine from Poland to fight alongside Ukrainians against the Russian army at the Medyka border crossing …

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Ukraine war and anti-Russia sanctions on top of COVID-19 mean even worse trouble lies ahead for global supply chains

Supply chains were already in disarray thanks to overcongested ports, as in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes Tinglong Dai, Johns Hopkins University Francis Fukuyama, the American political scientist who once described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “end of history,” suggested that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might be called “the end of the end of history.” He meant …

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Ukraine war: Russia’s G20 walkout heightens tensions at fractious summit as China’s rise continues

Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham While G20 foreign ministers were meeting in Bali, Indonesia, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, threatened further escalation in his war against Ukraine, announcing to the world that “by and large, we have not started anything in earnest yet”. What he meant became quickly clear when a missile attack hit an apartment building in Chasiv Yar …

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Helping Ukrainians means listening to their needs – 3 lessons for aid groups from Syria’s war

Millions of Syrians remain displaced from the conflict that began in 2011. Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images Kimberly Howe, Tufts University and Elizabeth Stites, Tufts University The massive flow of international support for Ukraine since Russia first invaded in February 2022 includes billions of dollars in military and humanitarian aid from dozens of countries. We hope that the Russia-Ukraine war …

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In Egypt, where a meal isn’t complete without bread, war in Ukraine is threatening the wheat supply and access to this staple food

A man carries a tray of freshly baked bread outside a bread factory on Dec. 15, 2016, in Cairo. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Jessica Barnes, University of South Carolina Russia’s war on Ukraine is disrupting global grain supplies. Restrictions on navigation in the Azov Sea and the closure of ports have interrupted grain shipments from Russia, the world’s largest wheat exporter, …

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Ukraine war: fears that Belarus might invade on Russia’s side are growing

Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham and Anastasiya Bayok, University of Hamburg As the war in Ukraine drags on and Russia’s attempts to gain significant ground in Donbas stall, concerns are being raised once again about the possibility of Belarus opening a second front. This, so the logic goes, would require Ukraine to redeploy forces from the front lines in the …

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Ukraine: international pressure needs to be on Moscow, not Kyiv

Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham and Tatyana Malyarenko, National University Odesa Law Academy Having crossed the 100-day mark, the war in Ukraine is having an ever more obvious, and negative, impact on a wide range of issues. From a global food crisis that could last for years to serious problems with the cost of living and the prospect of a …

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Food prices: how countries are using the global crisis to gain geopolitical power

Sarah Schiffling, Liverpool John Moores University y Nikolaos Valantasis Kanellos, Technological University Dublin Twenty million tonnes of grain are currently stuck in Ukrainian silos, exacerbating the global food crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of the country. Aside from the need to get the grain onto world markets, freeing up storage space will be crucial to make room ahead of the …

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