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Russia Invades Ukraine, Raising Questions about the Future

By Michael Cleverly  On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine from multiple directions, with the goal of taking Kyiv, the capital city, and toppling the Ukranian government. As the war unfolds, questions arise of whether this brutal conflict could’ve been prevented and what it means for the future of the world. For months, Russian troops gathered on the border and various news companies and world leaders warned of an impending invasion. The Ukrainian and French presidents both claimed ...

The Impacts of The Russia-Ukraine War on The Global Economy

By Esther Fultz Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world economy is in a shaky place at best.  Supply chain disruptions, high rates of unemployment and increasing inflation are impacting the lives of millions, both throughout the United States and across the world.  Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing conflict that resulted is only expected to exacerbate these challenges.  Many of these disturbances are already being witnessed, with the obvious example of skyrocke...

Afghanistan Going Through Economic Crisis Since U.S. Pullout

By Esther Fultz Markets don’t exist in a vacuum.  Social and political factors constantly influence the economy.  This is apparent across American history and can be seen in the Afghan economy following the withdrawal of U.S. troops in August.  While data regarding the economic situation in Afghanistan is currently sparse, the deterioration is apparent. The World Food Program reported a 2021 increase from 42 million to 45 million people worldwide teetering on the edge of famine.  ...