Social Media is now the Weapon of Choice in Ukraine War

“The first casualty of war is the truth.” This was first uttered by Aeschylus, a Greek playwright,  2,500 years ago. The notion of this axiom has now entered the digital domain. And social media is the weapon of choice.  The BBC has reported that X (formerly known as Twitter), Facebook, Instagram and Telegram have failed […]

Explainer - What Are Tactical Nuclear Weapons and What Is Russia's Policy?

Russia has a deal to station tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of neighbouring Belarus, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday, adding this will not violate non-proliferation agreements. What are these weapons and what is Russia’s policy on them: WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS The United States has said the world faces the gravest nuclear danger […]

'Dear friends' Xi and Putin Meet in Moscow as Ukraine War Rages

Chinese President Xi Jinping met his “dear friend” Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, seeking both to deepen economic ties with an ally he sees as a useful counterweight to the West and to promote Beijing’s role as a potential peacemaker in Ukraine. Xi was the first leader to meet the Russian president since the […]

Russian Hackers Preparing New Cyber Assault Against Ukraine - Microsoft Report

Russian hackers appear to be preparing a renewed wave of cyber attacks against Ukraine, including a “ransomware-style” threat to organizations serving Ukraine’s supply lines, a research report by Microsoft said on Wednesday. The report, authored by the tech giant’s cyber security research and analysis team, outlines a series of new discoveries about how Russian hackers […]

Inside BP’s Plan to Reset Renewables as Oil and Gas Boom

BP hasn’t fallen out of love with renewables. It just wants to have more power. CEO Bernard Looney’s pursuit of green energy outstripped all rivals three years ago when he outlined a radical blueprint to move away from fossil fuels. Last month he applied the brakes, slowing BP’s planned cuts in oil and gas and […]

Biden, Scholz Vow to Punish Russia for War in Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz vowed on Friday to keep imposing costs on Russia for its war in Ukraine, now in its second year, as an EU official said any arms provided by China to Russia would trigger sanctions. Biden and Scholz met in private in the Oval Office for over […]