‘Significant likelihood of Russian escalation’ in 2023: Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer
08 January 2023 | 2:07 pm
2022 was dominated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the energy and inflation crises that stemmed from the war, as well as ongoing disruptions to global supply chains. In this show, we're looking ahead to 2023 with Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group. It has just published its annual ranking of the biggest geopolitical and economic risks facing the global community.
As the international advocacy officer at Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties, Oleksandra Drik works to rally global support for Ukraine and fight against Russian disinformation. On a recent trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, she found that many wrongly consider the invasion of Ukraine as a proxy war between Russia and the West.
The European Commission has laid out options to get frozen Russian assets, be they central bank reserves overseas or seized yachts, to make money for war-ravaged Ukraine. But the path forward remains unclear.
The European Union approved a plan to cap prices of Russian oil at $60 a barrel, with the deal coming into effect December 5. Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy thinks it may not be enough. Follow DW for the latest.
The unidentified 58-year-old was one of three men detained on suspicion of money laundering as the UK attempts to disrupt possible criminal actions of oligarchs linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The price cap could make it difficult for Moscow to sell its oil for a higher price. Meanwhile, a senior US intelligence official said the war was at a ''reduced tempo.'' DW has the latest.
The EU has stopped buying Russian seaborne crude oil as it seeks to deprive Moscow of a key revenue source fueling its war in Ukraine. The move will hurt Russia but not as much as the bloc would have liked.
Latvian singer Intars Busulis had millions of fans in Russia and a successful concert career. But he has given all that up now. He is writing pro-peace songs and using social media to try to show Russians what is happening in Ukraine. The move has come at some cost.
The former German chancellor has told Die Zeit newspaper that she does not regret the decisions she made regarding German energy supplies. She did however acknowledge that more should have been done to counter Russia.
Russia hoped to conquer Ukraine in days. Seven months later, its army has retreated from some occupied territories amid a successful Ukrainian counteroffensive. There are now fears Moscow could consider a nuclear option to regain control.
In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, some pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarchs and politicians made a beeline for southern France. Others tried to smuggle suitcases full of cash across the Hungarian border.
Crossing from Russian-occupied areas to the rest of Ukraine is difficult and dangerous. But there's one place about 30 kilometers south of the city of Zaporizhzhia where civilians pass through an informal corridor, albeit one with police checkpoints.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 from Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned that any use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine would have "severe, dramatic consequences for Russia", calling Russian President Vladimir Putin's nuclear rhetoric "reckless and dangerous".
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