Russia’s war in Ukraine continues into its third week. As Russian bombardments escalate in Ukrainian cities, citizens have been forced to flee. The United Nations estimates 2.5mn refugees have left Ukraine since the war began three weeks ago.
Russia's invasion was born out of a principled decision made by the West not to accept the Kremlin's demands, but there was a pragmatic choice, too, that could have headed off the crisis. Ukraine was never offered Nato membership, so say so.
In the long term Russia will be reduced to a raw material exporter that has to export regardless of price because they need the cash, argues Christof Rühl.
Each passing day contains the risk that sanctions become visibly and critically painful, fostering popular unrest. It also contains the risk that Mr Putin is removed in a coup.
Might Iran sideline Russia to secure an agreement that would put it right back on the world oil and gas markets?
In the first two weeks after Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, China sought to strike a balance with both sides in its political statements. Russia’s actions were not officially condemned, yet China's support is lukewarm.
China’s support for Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine is largely rhetorical and Beijing won’t endanger its own relations with the West to support the Kremlin’s act of aggression on its neighbour.
Experts from Rystad Energy and Welligence Energy Analytics speak to NewsBase about what the Russia-Ukraine conflict might mean for oil and gas producers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Since the beginning of the war, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s fame has exploded both in the West and among Ukrainians. As a war time leader some have compared him to Winston Churchill.
On March 5, the State Duma passed a new law criminalising the publication of fake news about the Russian armed forces.
Despite the world experiencing a humanitarian crisis and approaching armageddon, some observers are focusing on how much damage sanctions have caused to Russia, but the impact on the global economy will also be significant.
Russia has stepped up its trade with China over the past few months – in wheat, barley, oil, and gas. But this alone is not enough to cover the deficit left by western sanctions.
The conflict is likely to leave a more lasting political footprint given its profound geopolitical impacts, economic knock-on effects, and the refugee crisis that it is likely to trigger.
Moscow’s announcement on February 27 that it had raised the readiness status of its nuclear forces, sent a cold chill down the spines of anyone in the West listening to the news.
Ok, so Putin did test positive for stupid. How, though, were so many experienced observers of things Russian so mistaken in their reading of Putin’s intentions?
After liquidating the Azov Battalion and Right Sector, a rational plan would include a swift termination of the invasion.