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Russia-Ukraine: the spill over effect of weaponry
Americas, U.S, Europe, International Organizations, OTAN, Russia, Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine: the spill over effect of weaponry

Photo by Valentyn Onyshchenko The war between Russia and Ukraine continues with slow steps and uncertain direction. Putin recently declared that he can make use of the options he has at hand., which raised the fear of the use of atomic weapons. Although we do not know what the outcome of this possibility will be, there is another problem that is already real and has not been discussed.: what is the current and future use of the huge amount of weapons made available in this war? In any war effort, no matter how much there is an attempt to control the resources, the truth is it's hard to really know what's going on. Its value was already relatively high before the war, the West has already surpassed the spending of US$ 10 billions in military support for Ukraine. They are expenses of the most varied,...
Energy security in Europe
Europe, International Organizations, Russia, Ukraine, European Union

Energy security in Europe

Mapa de pipelines de energia transfronteirisso. For: Pedro Gerhardt & Victor Manzoni A União Europeia nos últimos anos se tornou um dos líderes globais quando se trata de segurança energética e também em relação às altas taxas de integração de energias renováveis de origem solar e eólica. A União ainda conta com uma infraestrutura energética muito bem desenvolvida, mercado com extrema competição, ademais sendo a única região onde o consumo de energia está caindo, sendo um sinal da eficiência energética da UE. As novas fontes energéticas dependem principalmente de recursos de fontes renováveis e também precisará contar com a pluralidade dos países europeus para fortalecer seus planos. Sobre esse aspecto, cada região tem seus pontos de forças e vantagens contribuindo cad...
the price of food, beyond the war between Russia and Ukraine
Europe, Russia, Ukraine

the price of food, beyond the war between Russia and Ukraine

Food prices are getting higher, and that's not just in Brazil, but in the world as a whole. The reasons for this are diverse and lead to the need to rethink the so-called “food security”. The war between Russia and Ukraine has been blamed for the rise in food prices.. She certainly plays a very important role in this., but it's only part of the story. at the beginning of 2020, with the advance of the Covid-19 pandemic there was a disruption of international supply chains, what pushed costs. Subsequently, governments implemented fiscal and monetary policies to reduce the consequences of the pandemic on their populations., which led to higher commodity prices, especially grains and foods. To get an idea....
Beyond nuclear weapons: the importance of chemical and biological weapons
Europe, Russia, Ukraine

Beyond nuclear weapons: the importance of chemical and biological weapons

The war between Russia and Ukraine has already passed the six-month mark and, it seems, It's still a long time until I find peace. This is because military advances are increasingly entrenched, remembering the slow movements that took place in World War II. The alternative for a possible more abrupt end to the conflict would be in the possible use of atomic weapons. So far it does not seem likely that Russia will use atomic weapons.. However, the existence of this possibility alone should open our eyes to some of the more structural issues of the current world.: what is the accumulated destruction potential in the world? How can we control both this potential and the use itself?? Atomic weapons are classified within a larger group called Weapons ...
And the ship goes… o BRICS
Africa, South Africa, Americas, Asia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Russia

And the ship goes… o BRICS

The article entitled “Brics in a New Stage” deserves careful reflection., by Ambassador Rubens Barbosa, Presidents of China 17/07, in which he analyzes the 14th BRICS summit, realized in 23/ 24 of June, no virtual format, under the turn presidency of China. the theme of the meeting - “Promoting a High Quality Partnership and Ushering in a New Era for Global Development” - deals with the group's next actions at this particularly complex moment in which one of its members, hindering the respect for otherness so necessary for the coexistence between nations, promotes a war against Ukraine, that has, in its turn, as a background, the threat that Moscow understands to suffer from the West against the “status quo” of the region that was part of the Soviet “empire”. As pointed out by Ambassador, “the meeting sought to increase the partnership between the group and the...
European Union plans to cease use of Russian oil and gases
Europe, International Organizations, Russia, European Union

European Union plans to cease use of Russian oil and gases

Article written by Maíra Figueredo Gomes and Marina Wohlers Ariboni The European Union plans to reduce its dependence on Russian oil and gas by two-thirds by the end of the year and to zero by the end of the year. 2027, in view of the war between Russia and Ukraine and the desire to apply sanctions against Putin so that there is a possible cessation of military aggression by Russia against Ukraine. “The risk of stagnation will also depend a lot on the duration of the war”, said the EU economic commissioner, Paolo Gentiloni. they have committed to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by more than half by, Ursula von der Leyen, also stated that it will propose a plan to gradually eliminate dependence on Russian fossil fuels. Russia is, currently, the world's largest oil exporter and the largest gas exporter to the European continent..
Building international agendas: the role of the Non-Aligned Movement
Africa, South Africa, Americas, Asia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Russia

Building international agendas: the role of the Non-Aligned Movement

member countries (dark blue) and observers (Light Blue) of the Non-Aligned Movement (2005). During the Cold War the world was structured around two large blocks: capitalist (led by the United States) and communist (led by the Soviet Union). These blocks formed an international structure known as bipolar, insofar as the blocks were antagonistic. Throughout the Cold War other important trends occurred., especially national struggles for independence, fight against imperialism and the search for overcoming poverty in a large part of the world. These trends ended up consolidating a group known as the Non-Aligned Movement. It is important to note that it was not the creation of a third pole and not necessarily the refusal of the former..
As Ukraine is unable to maintain its productive and logistical system, the ukraine, a China, the Peace of Westphalia and the globalization
Asia, China, Europe, Russia

As Ukraine is unable to maintain its productive and logistical system, the ukraine, a China, the Peace of Westphalia and the globalization

What prompted me to address the smorgasbord of topics above was a subject by Ukrainian professor Andrei Kolesnikov, “Senior Fellow do Carnegie Endowment for International Peace”, published in the latest issue of “Project Syndicate”, intitulada “Putin Against History”, in which he states that “Putin turned everything upside down. He destroyed all the achievements of the last few decades, including his. He achieved the exact opposite of his stated goals.: instead of demilitarizing Ukraine, he made the country arm itself like never before; instead of keeping NATO away, he brought her to the borders of Russia; instead of making Russia great again, he managed to turn her, and its people, in a pariah nation. Trying to impose their version of the nation's history, he deprived her of her...
The strain on relations between Italy and Russia
Europe, Italy, Russia

The strain on relations between Italy and Russia

Article written by Karen Laura Feliciano and Laura Cariolin As the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine worsens, the European Union has asked its member countries to apply sanctions against Russia. One country that was heavily affected by making this order was Italy., since she had strong commercial relations with the Russian country, generating a crisis in the distribution of various services and products. One of the most affected services are those related to European energy distribution., which mainly affects the Italian territory, which had Russia and the former Soviet countries as one of its biggest energy suppliers. Thus, it is possible to identify disturbances in their relationships. in the foreground, It is necessary to understand the old partnership between Russia and...
Russia-Ukraine: three months and a world that only uses outdated strategies
Europe, International Organizations, Russia, Ukraine, European Union

Russia-Ukraine: three months and a world that only uses outdated strategies

Number of sanctions imposed by the US and EU on Russia (2014-2018) Since the beginning of February 2022 Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have increased significantly. At this moment, almost all international analysts argued that there would be no armed conflict between the two countries, summing it up to a power play by Russia. In 24 February 2022 conflict between the two countries began. analysts, at this moment, claimed it would be a quick conflict in which Russia would soon take control over Ukraine, imposing your goals: prevent Ukraine from joining NATO and the European Union. Today, the conflict reaches three months of existence without any clarity on when and how it will end.. Apparently they will still be m...