In just one night, the world discovered Ukraine and glimpsed the true face of Russia. In the weeks that followed, as the gratuitous invasion turned into a global humanitarian crisis, our organization came together to help the Ukrainian people regain their lives, rebuild the nation, and restore hope for a prosperous future.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed at the dawn of the Cold War to prevent Soviet expansion. But in the 1990s, when the collapse of NATO after Russia’s war in Ukraine disrupted world energy markets and raised fuel prices almost everywhere in the world. In Europe, which is caught between efforts to cut off Russian oil supplies and Moscow’s tight control over energy exports, the consequences of the current energy crisis are important. While in the United States in, where pump prices were high, efforts were underway to resolve the crisis.
Mark Hannah of Eurasia Group features Jamie Shea, a former NATO official who eventually served as deputy. Often referred to as “black gold”, oil plays an important role in international affairs. However, according to Emma Ashford, an expert on oil and international relations, its role is often misunderstood. Emma joins Mark Hannah of the Eurasia Group to discuss his new book Oil, State and War and further complicates common misconceptions about oil’s influence on politics. foreign policy. Mark and Emma also analyze US efforts to respond to the energy crisis, the potential impact of green energy on geopolitics, and the tangled web of global energy markets.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed at the dawn of the Cold War to prevent Soviet expansion. But in the 1990s, when NATO intervened in the wars in the Balkans, the organization assumed a new role for itself. Our guest this week is responsible, more than two decades ago, for explaining the NATO campaign in Kosovo to the international press. Now that NATO member states are assisting Ukraine in its defense against Russia, can the alliance continue to provide security on the European continent?
In, France announced the addition of dozens of light tanks and armored vehicles to the Ukrainian army, as well as training soldiers to use them, after talks between the presidents of Ukraine and France in Paris. Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Emmanuel Macron have also called for new sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
The two leaders’ comments came after Zelenskiy flew to France on Sunday evening for a tour of Europe and joined Macron for dinner at the Elysee Palace. Zelenskiy previously tweeted upon arrival in France at an airbase in Villacoublay, southwest of Paris: “With each visit, Ukraine’s offensive and defensive capabilities are increasing.”
Russia says two of its military commanders were killed in eastern Ukraine as Kyiv forces ramped up efforts to breach Russian defenses in the besieged town of Bakhmut. The Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday that Commander Vyacheslav Makarov of the 4th Motorized Rifle Brigade and Deputy Commander Yevgeny Brovko of a separate unit was killed trying to repel Ukrainian attacks.
Russia “has lost geopolitically” in the war in Ukraine and is becoming a vassal state of China, Emmanuel Macron said. The French president said in an interview: “It has become a form of dependence on China and loss of access to the Baltic, which is very important because it drives the Swiss decision. Sweden and Finland join NATO.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy has landed in Berlin, according to a post on the Ukrainian president’s Twitter feed, as he seeks to build support from key allies. Russian rockets hit the homeland of Ukraine’s Eurovision entry in the song contest. Ternopil, the university hometown of electronic music duo Tvorchi, was one of the locations targeted, according to Dame Melinda Simmons, British Ambassador to Ukraine. Local authorities said the strike hit warehouses owned by businesses and a religious organization, injuring two people.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will push other world leaders to pledge more support for Ukraine when he attends an international summit next week, his office said. Sunak will travel to Iceland on Tuesday to meet other European leaders attending the European Council summit.
Russian officials based in Luhansk said rockets fired by Ukrainian forces wounded six children and a Russian lawmaker and damaged two abandoned factories in the main town in eastern Ukraine about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the front line.