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Front Page Last Updated: May 20, 2022 - 1:14:44 PM


Dysfunctions
An Anti-War Underground Emerges in Russia
Since Russia’s President Vladimir Putin launched his expanded invasion of Ukraine on February 24, fires at military bases and train accidents inside the Russian Federation have increased, military draft offices have been set aflame there, and draft resistance has spiked, as have cases in which soldiers in uniform are refusing to obey orders to deploy to Ukraine.

May 18, 2022 - 3:54:21 PM

Labour
Kazahkstan’s State Oil and Gas Company Besieged by Striking Oil Workers from Zhanaozen
Employees of the Zhanaozen oilfield service company Kezbi LLP were in the capital demanding higher wages and better working conditions for over two weeks.

May 18, 2022 - 3:52:19 PM

Defence & Arms
Blame It On The Chop
The most recent Russian offensive in Ukraine has failed and, as usual, Vladimir Putin is carrying out a major replacement of generals commanding major units involved.

May 18, 2022 - 3:50:41 PM

Business
The Novelty of Technologically Regressive Import Substitution
In the next decade or so, the history of economic policy will be enriched by a new, never imagined, experiment: how to accomplish technologically regressive import substitution?

May 18, 2022 - 3:49:15 PM

Analyses
Europe Is Stumbling Through a ‘Worldmaking’ Moment
Nearly three months after Russia invaded Ukraine, the crisis continues to dominate, if not quite monopolize, the attention of policymakers and pundits in Europe and the U.S.

May 18, 2022 - 3:47:27 PM


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