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​Russia ratifies $100bn BRICS New Development Bank

The Russian State Duma has ratified the $100 billion BRICS bank that’ll serve as a pool of money for infrastructure projects in Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa, and challenge the dominance of the Western-led World Bank and the IMF. The New Development Bank is expected to start fully …

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EU discusses new sanctions against Russia today

The European Union’s foreign ministers meet today to discuss fresh sanctions against Russia, following an escalation of the war in eastern Ukraine. The renewed offensive by Russian-backed rebels has killed dozens of civilians, many in Mariupol, a port on the Azov Sea. Vladimir Putin has made clear his view that …

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Putin’s Gambit and the Future of Ukraine

Throughout the Russia-Ukraine conflict, I’ve referred to the “Georgia precedent”: the idea that Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2008 showed Vladimir Putin how much he could get away with in terms of violating the sovereignty of neighboring countries. In truth, the Georgia precedent is about more than the invasion, which …

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