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Ukraine: How Russia’s Raucous Resurgence Is Becoming Increasingly Ruthless and Reckless
The recent events in Ukraine have shattered the security architecture of Europe, as the world watches Russia defy all warnings from the West concerning the sovereignty of its smaller neighbour. In this article, Matthew argues that despite the shocking nature of Putin’s attack, it has not come out of nowhere: the invasion is “the latest chapter in Russia’s increasingly ruthless and reckless raucous resurgence
The Spread of Misinformation Reveals Existing Fears and the Polarisation of Society
The extensive spread of misinformation during the pandemic caused chaos, revealing the failure of social media companies to curb the spread of false content. In this article Sharon argues that the nature of algorithms, in addition to cognitive biases that are influenced by social inequalities and xenophobic attitudes, have exacerbated the impact of misinformation. She concludes that addressing the challenge of misinformation “begins with building strong foundations for a secure society
The Precedent Set by Successful Russian Aggression
With Russia invading Ukraine and NATO on standby should Putin’s aggression escalate, the threat of nuclear warfare could become a terrifying reality. In this article, Daniel points out that mutually assured destruction has historically made wars unwinnable. But, he argues, Putin’s recent threat to use nuclear weapons against any state that becomes militarily involved in Ukraine “is a significant challenge to this status quo, with potentially terrifying consequences for global peace”
How share buybacks have led to risky market overvaluation
Share buybacks were responsible for 40% of SP500 returns in 2021 and these returns were generated without necessarily improving underlying business fundamentals. Investors must understand buybacks and be cautious of how companies use them to boost their share price and EPS. Tommaso Simone explores both sides of the debate concerning popular business news and whether Executive bonus packages should be so fixated on earnings.
The Case for the Relevance of Multilateral Summits
With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing much of our lives online, many scholars wondered if diplomacy would also transform into a digital phenomenon. In this article, Eva questions whether multilateral summits are still fundamental to diplomacy, arguing that these in-person occaisons are essential for harmonious international relations as they “trigger the mass public’s attention and can be strategically used as a means of public diplomacy
Inflation and Interest Rates in India: The Impact of Covid-19
With inflation at an all-time high, the topic is on everyone’s minds, from policymakers to shoppers. The worry is especially acute as inflation appears to be rising still; the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to a five-month high of 5.59 in the month of December 2021...
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