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Sanctions on Top of Covid: Trouble Ahead for Global Supply Chains

Sanctions on Top of Covid: Trouble Ahead for Global Supply Chains

Quality Digest, March 30, 2022

Francis Fukuyama, the U.S. political scientist who once described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “end of history,” suggested that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might be called “the end of the end of history.” He meant that Vladimir Putin’s aggression signals a rollback of the ideals of a free Europe that emerged after 1991. Some observers suggest it may kick off a new cold war, with an iron curtain separating the West from Russia.

More trouble lies ahead for global supply chains

More trouble lies ahead for global supply chains

Inside Logistics, March 29, 2022

Francis Fukuyama, the American political scientist who once described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “end of history,” suggested that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might be called “the end of the end of history.” He meant that Vladimir Putin’s aggression signals a rollback of the ideals of a free Europe that emerged after 1991. Some observers suggest it may kick off a new Cold War, with an Iron Curtain separating the West from Russia.

More trouble lies ahead for global supply chains

More trouble lies ahead for global supply chains

Inside Logistics, March 29, 2022

Francis Fukuyama, the American political scientist who once described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “end of history,” suggested that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might be called “the end of the end of history.” He meant that Vladimir Putin’s aggression signals a rollback of the ideals of a free Europe that emerged after 1991. Some observers suggest it may kick off a new Cold War, with an Iron Curtain separating the West from Russia.

Pilot lawsuit to end mask mandate is revealing, but unnecessary

Pilot lawsuit to end mask mandate is revealing, but unnecessary

The Hill, March 28, 2022

group of 10 pilots at Jet Blue, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the federal transportation face mask mandate. The Southwest flight attendant union is taking a more placid approach, simply asking that the face mask mandate be ended when practical. The CEOs of all the major airlines, as well as the leading cargo carriers have also expressed a call to end the mandate.  

Sheldon Jacobson: Russian cyberattacks are a threat. But so is Americans’ fear of shortages.

Sheldon Jacobson: Russian cyberattacks are a threat. But so is Americans’ fear of shortages.

Chicago Tribune, March 28, 2022

Reports of Russian cyberattacks against our domestic infrastructure have raised alarms and calls for heightened vigilance across the United States’ public and private sectors. Given that the U.S. and its allies have imposed significant economic sanctions against Russia for its attack of Ukraine, state-sponsored Russian cyberattacks are likely; they may be viewed as an effective form of retaliation.

More COVID variants, other questions explored

More COVID variants, other questions explored

Wilkes Journal-Patriot, March 28, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls into its third year, many people have more questions than ever about how or when the pandemic will end. One of the subjects discussed a lot is whether COVID is becoming “endemic.”

Pilot lawsuit to end mask mandate is revealing, but unnecessary

Pilot lawsuit to end mask mandate is revealing, but unnecessary

The Hill, March 28, 2022

group of 10 pilots at Jet Blue, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the federal transportation face mask mandate. The Southwest flight attendant union is taking a more placid approach, simply asking that the face mask mandate be ended when practical. The CEOs of all the major airlines, as well as the leading cargo carriers have also expressed a call to end the mandate.  

Sheldon Jacobson: Russian cyberattacks are a threat. But so is Americans’ fear of shortages.

Sheldon Jacobson: Russian cyberattacks are a threat. But so is Americans’ fear of shortages.

Chicago Tribune, March 28, 2022

Reports of Russian cyberattacks against our domestic infrastructure have raised alarms and calls for heightened vigilance across the United States’ public and private sectors. Given that the U.S. and its allies have imposed significant economic sanctions against Russia for its attack of Ukraine, state-sponsored Russian cyberattacks are likely; they may be viewed as an effective form of retaliation.

 Cash Aid For Refugees May Cause Inflation

Cash Aid For Refugees May Cause Inflation

Futurity, March 23, 2022

In the last four weeks, more than 3.5 million Ukrainians have fled their country to escape Russian forces, facing an uncertain future and placing new economic demands on host countries such as Poland. Besides this recent crisis, more than 80 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, notably in Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Myanmar.

What Does ‘Endemic’ Mean? And Can Omicron End the Pandemic?

What Does ‘Endemic’ Mean? And Can Omicron End the Pandemic?

NC State University, March 23, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls into its third year, many of us have more questions than ever about how or when the pandemic will end. One of the subjects we’ve seen discussed a lot is whether COVID is becoming “endemic” – but, to be honest, we didn’t even know what that word meant.