Following our interview with Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson on the crisis in Ukraine, we wanted to do a brief follow up on the potential long-reaching supply chain implications of the broader conflict between the West and East. Russia, being targeted now by nearly all Western nations with sanctions aimed at its financial payments infrastructure, telecommunications, and high technology systems, conversely is a critical supplier of oil, natural gas, and grain to Europe. Russia has alternatives with its eastern neighbors, principally China and India, while Europe has turned towards America. How much this matters to Russia, versus how much to Europe and the West economically, may ultimately determine who capitulates first politically.
— References —
– The Ukraine Crisis, Myth of the 20th Century (2022) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2022/03/16/the-ukraine-crisis/
– Why Russia Can’t Survive Tech Sanctions, TechAltar (2022) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV_4M9R8Ggs
– Trade Map – https://www.trademap.org/Index.aspx