Opposition leader and poisoning victim Alexei Navalny is the face of political protests throughout Russia. But the public dissent appears to be driven mainly by economic issues, including corruption, says Pablo Calderon Martinez, a lecturer in politics and international relations at New College of the Humanities in London.
The Trump administration last week imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea. Will they be effective? We asked associate professor of economics Jun Ma to explain how sanctions work and what they could mean for North Korea and the global economy. He says these measures aren’t too common nowadays, given the trend toward a more globalized economy.