Europe keeps a wary eye on Kosovo, Serbia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PRISTINA, Kosovo — Panic has subsided — for now, at least — after a border dispute last week fueled fears that Kosovo and Serbia might be careening toward another war on European soil. On the ground here, people have been downplaying such possibilities, pushing back against wild speculation … Read more

How Russia can beat EU sanctions – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe has deployed an unprecedented arsenal of economic sanctions against Moscow in an attempt to weaken Russia’s economy and force Vladimir Putin to abandon his war in Ukraine. But as the export bans bite over the coming months, Russia will start to crave banned goods that are essential … Read more

Here’s why food shortages are unlikely to occur in the US

The war in Ukraine is putting a massive strain on the global food supply. Ukrainian grain exports last month were a quarter what they were in February. Also as a direct result of the Russian invasion, the cost of fertilizers, with prices soaring for raw materials like ammonia, nitrogen, and nitrates, are up 30% since … Read more

What if Putin attacks NATO next? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article François Heisbourg is a senior adviser for Europe at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and special adviser at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique. PARIS – The basic assumption within NATO is that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not dare to directly strike at the alliance. Article … Read more

The West’s worst fears – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN – Will he or won’t he? Reading Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s mind has never been easy. And that’s just how he likes it. In his standoff with the West over Ukraine, the Russian president has taken the guessing game to a whole new level, however. Depending on whom … Read more