The Global Dimensions of the Ukraine War, North Korea Missile Tests and More

Messages protesting against the war in Ukraine chalked on the wall surrounding the Russian Embassy in London, March 11, 2022 (AP photo by Frank Augstein).
Messages protesting against the war in Ukraine chalked on the wall surrounding the Russian Embassy in London, March 11, 2022 (AP photo by Frank Augstein).
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With the war in Ukraine having entered its third week, the initial euphoric triumphalism that I warned against last week over the West’s surprisingly cohesive and robust response to the Russian invasion seems to be giving way to a grim resignation. Despite the Russian military’s initial ineptness, it seems to have regrouped, with its inexorable advance now marked by the indiscriminate targeting of Ukraine’s civilian population. And although Europe and the U.S. have mobilized to impose punishing economic sanctions on Russia and deliver military assistance to Ukraine, they have drawn a clear line against participating directly in the conflict. War […]

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