The Russo-Ukrainian War adds a definitive blow to the precarious global food production situation already weakened by climate change and COVID-19 supply chain shortages. The UN now estimates that 50 million people will go hungry in 2023.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, a number of surveys have been conducted to determine Russian public opinion regarding the war. The results suggest majority support for the war, but is it truly the case?
On March 9, 2022, Yoon Suk-yoel was elected the 20th president of South Korea in the country’s closest democratic race ever. With the incoming conservative president, South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook mentioned that his country had much improved missiles with the capability to “accurately and quickly hit any target in North Korea.” Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of leader Kim Jong Un, said that North Korea did not want war but would be forced to use nuclear weapons if South Korea ever attacked. Kim said it was a “big mistake” to make remarks about attacks on North Korea.
Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, a turning point in the brutal conflict seems to have emerged. On April 2, Russian troops departed Kyiv under heavy fire, ultimately retrenching in eastern portions of Ukraine. Their retreat marks the first time Ukraine has had control of its capital since the start of the invasion on February 24, 2022.