A local resident rides past an abandoned Russian tank in the village of Kurylivka, in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, on October 1. Photo: Reuters
A local resident rides past an abandoned Russian tank in the village of Kurylivka, in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, on October 1. Photo: Reuters
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Drums of war are drowning out calls to fight climate change and poverty

  • Despite the prospect of protracted fiscal and monetary austerity, defence budgets around the world are ballooning as governments focus on security
  • This rise in defence-related spending is absurd when the world should be focusing on preventing pandemics, surviving climate change and eradicating poverty

A local resident rides past an abandoned Russian tank in the village of Kurylivka, in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, on October 1. Photo: Reuters
A local resident rides past an abandoned Russian tank in the village of Kurylivka, in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, on October 1. Photo: Reuters
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