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Of race and war: What the crisis in Ukraine tells us about ourselves

Let’s extend the empathy we have for Ukrainians to the victims of other conflicts.

VIENNA — Earlier this week, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution demanding Russia’s withdrawal from Ukraine.

  • Yusaf H. Akbar and Maciej Kisilowski
  • Politico

Apart from Russia and its closest allies, virtually all of the 52 countries that did not support the resolution are from the Global South.

A lot has already been said about the commercial and military considerations surrounding the lukewarm support for Ukraine from India and Africa through to South America.

But our very understanding of the war in Ukraine — “the largest war in Europe since World War II” — and the…

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