Ukraine News Links 19-20 November 2022

Sunday, 20 November 2022 — The New Dark Age

Sure, Sure, Mr. Austin. In Related News…

Who Are The Ukrainian Integral Nationalists?

Russia Strategises With Iran For The Long Haul In Ukraine

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Multipolarity shows up in Kazakh steppes

Sunday, 20 November 2022 — Indian Punchline


Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev welcomed President of China Xi Jinping with an official ceremony at Akorda Presidential Palace, Nur Sultan, Sept. 14, 2022.

The President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev made a tantalising remark to reporters on Sunday that his country will pursue a multi-vector policy. As he put it, “I believe that given our geopolitical situation, given the fact that we have over $500 billion involved in our economy, given that there are global companies operating in our market, we simply have to pursue a multi-vector, as they say now, foreign policy.”

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The Battle of the Budgets

Sunday, 20 November 2022 — The van says…

Each of those (very accurate) ATACMS missiles costs over $1m apiece. That’s great if you’re an arms manufacturer or a shareholder. Not so good if you happen to be the government paying for them.


War is without doubt the greatest drain on any government’s budget, yet in stark contrast to the great conflicts of the past, both the war in the Ukraine and any potential European hostilities in the future would be approached in a very different manner. This article will look at the mechanisms behind this and examine the effects that may result.

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“South Africa’s ‘Just’ Transition climate deal with the west is a betrayal of the working class”

Sunday, 20 November 2022 — Peoples Dispatch

South Africa is set to implement an $8.5bn plan funded by western countries to transition from coal-based energy to renewables. The country’s biggest union NUMSA has warned this plan will only intensify privatization while burdening South Africans with debt and poverty.

by Tanupriya Singh

President Cyril Ramaphosa and the International Partners Group at the JET Investment Plan meeting on the sidelines of COP27. Photo: @PresidencyZA/Twitter

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