By Invitation

Finance and economics
Claudia Sahm on what is driving inflation in America

The former White House economist considers whether covid-19 rescue plans deserve any blame

Russia and Ukraine
Sabine Fischer on power and control in Vladimir Putin’s Russia

The political scientist says a Russian regime that was once authoritarian is now dictatorial

Russia and Ukraine
Moritz Schularick argues that Germany should immediately cut off Russian gas

The economist and academic says the country can survive more easily than some people think

Energy and climate
Yemi Osinbajo on the hypocrisy of rich countries’ climate policies

Nigeria’s vice-president says they cannot demand more stringent actions than they will commit to themselves

Finance and economics
Jón Steinsson believes that a painless disinflation is no longer plausible

The economics professor says that the Fed’s hard-won credibility is at stake

Finance and economics
Angel Ubide expects inflation to subside if supply shocks fade

The hedge-fund economist says there is no cause for panic

Russia and Ukraine
Senator Bob Menendez says that the work of helping Ukraine has only just begun

Vladimir Putin must be held accountable for victimising the Ukrainian people, argues the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Russia and Ukraine
Tanvi Madan explains why India is not in Russia’s camp

The historian says that the longer the war continues, the trickier India’s balancing act becomes

Russia and Ukraine
Sergei Guriev calls for support for émigrés who have fled Vladimir Putin’s Russia

The economist says helping them is vital if Russia is ever to be free

World Press Freedom Day
Lucy Kassa on the dangers journalists face for uncovering truths in war

The Ethiopian reporter lives in exile because of her articles from Tigray

World Press Freedom Day
Rana Ayyub says we should stop calling journalists “brave”

The Indian reporter asks if such plaudits normalise their persecution