Although the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement justified the consensual decision and tried to dispel doubts about its politicization, Washington's reactions ranged from warning to hinting at a reassessment of relations with Riyadh.
How have Russia’s nuclear threats evolved? What are Russia’s nuclear capabilities? Should the world really worry about a potential nuclear war?
Russia’s nuclear moves
Three days after Russia began the military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Putin ordered the placement of Russian nuclear forces on high alert.
The virus might be microscopic, but the pandemic has been a macro-level phenomenon, affecting countries around the world with deaths, medical costs, swelling fiscal deficits, rising inflation, and global economic slowdown—all this only to be worsened by Putin’s war on Ukraine.
Read: Food Security, the Russia-UkraineWar, and the Food Corridor AgreementMoreover, the UN World Food Program (WFP) data shows that for every 1% increase in global hunger or food security risk, there is a 2% increase in migration waves.
What then does the EU's decision to raise its defense budget mean?
Europe’s Solutions to Europe’s Problems?
The idea of creating a European army has a long and contentious history in Europe, dating back to the 1950s when it was conceived as a mechanism to boost the defense against the Communist threat without straightforwardly rearming Germany after World War II.
At a time when the world was struggling with agreeing on measures to tackle climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and the following outbreak of the Russia-UkraineWar severely impacted global energy markets and supply chains.