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#132 | An update on the Ukraine crisis
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1. No-Fly Zones
There’s been plenty of talk about No-Fly zones this last week or so. They’ve been oversimplified on the internet.
Touted a simple solution to a complex problem.
In reality, a no-fly zone means NATO effectively entering a war with Russia.
This VOX video explains the idea:
“How a no-fly zone would change the way in Ukraine”
2. Sanctions on Russia
Russia is being hit hard by economic sanctions.
Sanctions basically mean hitting Russia economically. Not buying gas from them, seizing foreign accounts and properties of Russian oligarchs, and also cutting Russian banks from the international banks’ messaging system - SWIFT.
This thread is a good primer on SWIFT:
Also, read this article from planet money on the broader impact of the sanctions. (it has some interesting commentary on the insights we can draw from the attire of the head of Russia’s central bank, YES!)
3. Was this war inevitable?
If you don’t know anything about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I urge you to read the wisdom letter from a couple of weeks ago.
If you have read that, and want to go deep, this Guardian article is really good. It’s long, but worth it, check it out -
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