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Publications (12)

Johnny Flentø - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

'I say to the Russian oligarchs and the corrupt leaders who bilked billions of dollars off this violent regime: no more… We are coming for your ill-begotten gains.' -Joe Biden at the 1 March 2022, State of the Union Address One way that Western sanctions on Russia are...

Patricia Justino - VoxEU, 2022 - London, UK

The current and future civilian impacts of the war in Ukraine are immense. This column argues that the levels of vulnerability and resistance of civilians in wartime depend on three factors: the nature of violence during the war causing economic, psychological, and social disruption; the...

Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

The price and availability of energy is fundamental to the health of the global economy. The Russia–Ukraine war is intensifying an energy shock that began unfolding as the prices for oil, natural gas and coal started to recover from a COVID-19-induced slump. Energy importers among the...

Derek Headey, Kalle Hirvonen - , 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to the disruption, by sanctions or war, of two of the world’s largest grain exporters. This means 2022 is shaping up to be a very difficult year for the global food system. Yet there were concerns that this system was creaking at the seams as...

Omar McDoom - London School of Economics, 2022 - London

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has rightly stirred outrage against an act of naked aggression, and sympathy for the plight of ordinary Ukrainians forced to flee their homes and to become refugees. I offer five insights from political science on what the crisis may bring.  Pax...

– From comedian to national hero
Krzysztof Krakowski - , 2022

Shock over the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 continues to be felt. The heroic behaviour of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, from the first days of the invasion, has been equally surprising and inspiring for everyone observing the developments in Ukraine. Zelenskiy, a...

– European Peace Facility, Ukraine, and the evolution of EU’s role
Katariina Mustasilta, Tyyne Karjalainen - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine has catalysed the European Union (EU) — criticised as a paper tiger yet acknowledged to evolve through crises — to take concrete steps in security and defence action. The new European Peace Facility (EPF) will now be used to...

– A political violence perspective
Daniel Silverman - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been fast shifting into a new phase, one many observers have noted is marked by increasing levels of Russian brutality and harm toward Ukraine’s population. Reports of Russian bombing of civilian targets are making headlines around the world, and...

– What the new Cold War means for global cooperation
Erica Gaston - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki

Last week we woke up to a conflict that had echoes of the Second World War, the Cold War, and the last two decades of hybrid conflict all mixed into one. It is difficult to look beyond the immediate suffering and scale of violations in Ukraine. Yet one important take-away so far from the means of...

– What recent history of Abkhazia tells us about the future of Donetsk and Luhansk
Anastasia Shesterinina - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

The recognition of disputed territories as independent states rarely brings underlying conflicts to an end. Instead, fully, and partially, recognized states established on the back of separatist wars face war recurrence, protracted violence just short of war, and what is commonly referred to as...

– External support and insurgency tactics
Kit Rickard - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki

The Ukrainian state, personified by its President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has been heroic and has surprised many by its 'stiff resistance'. However, Ukrainian cities are increasingly under siege and Russia is sending in reinforcements. Just days into the invasion, Russia is ramping up the...

Patricia Justino - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki

While there is much to discuss about the geopolitics of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, let's not forget the men, women and children of Ukraine who now face utter devastation to their lives – they matter. They matter not only because they will suffer unmeasurable horrors and...

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