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What is China doing in Putin’s war?

As the Ukrainian war continues to unfold, China finds itself in a distressing situation. On the one hand, its fellow Communist friend, Russia, is begging for aid, on the other, a West armed with biting sanctions is ready to strike China’s economy the moment it sends Russia any support. How is Xi Jin Ping going to manage China’s interest in this sticky situation?

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International Relations Matter

What are sanctions (and do they work)?

We see the term “sanctions” everywhere on the news. But what are they? How do they work? Do they even work? And most importantly, how can you argue for and against them?