The woman steering Russia’s war economy

For the second time in less than a decade, Elvira Nabiullina is steering Russia’s economy through treacherous waters. In 2014, facing a collapsing ruble and soaring after barely a year as head of the Central Bank of Russia, Nabiullina forced the institution into the modern era of economic policymaking by sharply raising inflation interest rates. … Read more

Russia-Ukraine crisis: UNSC drops ‘war’, ‘invasion’ from first statement, terms it a ‘dispute’

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted its first statement on Ukraine since Russia’s military action began on February 24expressing “strong support” for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ efforts to find a peaceful solution to the 10-week “dispute.” The short presidential statement approved at a very brief council meeting Friday does not mention a “war,” “conflict” … Read more