Flames and smoke surround the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London in 1940. The writer’s parents were evacuated from the British capital during WWII. Photo: AP/Daily Mail, Herbert Mason
Flames and smoke surround the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London in 1940. The writer’s parents were evacuated from the British capital during WWII. Photo: AP/Daily Mail, Herbert Mason
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

Trade, sanctions, gas, people: the weapons of choice in our new world war of economics and alliances

  • It may not be ‘war’ by its standard definition, or even a cold war, but geopolitical conflict in this century is being waged through weaponisation of relationships and people
  • Perhaps the disappointing path of globalisation in the 2020s heralds the beginning of the end of interdependencies that have ultimately come back to hurt us

Flames and smoke surround the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London in 1940. The writer’s parents were evacuated from the British capital during WWII. Photo: AP/Daily Mail, Herbert Mason
Flames and smoke surround the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London in 1940. The writer’s parents were evacuated from the British capital during WWII. Photo: AP/Daily Mail, Herbert Mason
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