Russia has effectively blockaded Ukrainian ports, an action the UN describes as a declaration of war on global food security. Ukraine usually exports about five million tons of agricultural produce every month, a large proportion of which is bought by some of the poorest nations in the world. Antonia Colibasanu weighs in on the Kremlin’s economic war on Kyiv.
Russia has announced that it will ban the export of 200 products, including many raw materials used by manufacturing, food processing, construction and tech companies in retaliation for Western sanctions. Antonia Colibasanu explains what this means for the global markets.
The world order centers around trade in U.S. dollars. Both Russia and China have been sent very clear messages that that could be shut off overnight. What are the potential implications of that for both sides? And how does the conflict in Ukraine end?
Countries throughout the world are reacting and making policy decisions in response to Russia's military assault on Ukraine. Chairman of Geopolitical Futures George Friedman talks to TRT World about the conflict and its wide-reaching geopolitical implications.