Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: sanctions

G7 ban on new Russian gold imports ‘largely symbolic’, may not have major impact

The US, UK, Japan and Canada plan to announce the ban during the G7 summit that started Sunday in Germany. Flows have already been restricted by previous sanctions.

Sanctions and stamina— How the West can defeat Vladimir Putin

Dictators have higher pain thresholds than democratic leaders, giving all the more reason to keep up pressure and making it harder for Russia to reshape and regroup.

Global diamond trade struggles after being hit by US sanctions on Russia

Losing access to Russian diamonds over long term would devastate the industry, jeopardising thousands of jobs in India and hitting major trading centers across the world.

West’s sanctions target the seller, Russia. But now they’ve begun to hurt buyers too

All things considered, might it have been better & cheaper, shed less blood, and avoided a huge refugee problem if Russia had been allowed a buffer zone in Eastern Europe?

Lesson for India in a divided world: How to not let old friendships come in the way of new ones

Two quotes by historian Toynbee are relevant to current events — that civilisations die by suicide, and that West committed ‘unpardonable aggression’ against non-European nations.

Russia-Ukraine war started a superpower brawl. India must not get entangled

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Do sanctions work? Lessons from Russia, Iran and US ‘War on Terror’

MNCs are pulling out of Russia, taking their services and jobs with them. People are seeing their livelihoods eroded. But do these measures work?

Diamonds & blood: How sanctions against Russian diamond industry can help crime, hurt India

Even though exports to India make up just about 10% of Russian direct sales, Indian diamantaires fear they could end up on the frontline of the war in Ukraine.

China needs a stable Afghanistan. But why achieving that is easier said than done

If Beijing achieves even a modicum of success in keeping Afghanistan stable and helps Taliban manage economic problems, it will be a huge propaganda victory for China.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.