While Ukraine has received enormous aid from around the world since the Russian invasion began in February, open support for Russia should not be dismissed.
Instability and rising living costs have caused significant growth in refugee and other migrant numbers globally. The opportunity to exploit the crisis will not be missed by other countries, most notably Russia.
The expanding use of private military and security companies in recent years suggests that they may take a leading role.
The West seems more fixated on spending social wealth on the military rather than addressing the climate catastrophe.
There is a streak of vindictiveness that runs through U.S. policies against Cuba, an island that proved during the pandemic that its revolutionary health process cares for people.
Massive spending by states on military production and destruction is a criminal waste of resources. The priorities of humanity are the fight against inequality and poverty.