Geo-economics of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

16 March 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic hit European countries hard, their economies and social resilience in particular. These tensions can have opened a “window of opportunity” for Russia. - © Marjan Blan | @marjanblan on Unsplash

This short commentary may be of interest for those who struggle to come to grips with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. My fundamental purpose is to contribute some insights about the event and its repercussions in terms of its long-term drivers and possible interpretations. For the sake of clarity they have been simplified, but hopefully they remain thought-provoking.

Bartosz Stefan Michalski

Bartosz Stefan Michalski holds a PhD habil. in Economics with a specialization in International Economics from the University of Economics, Wrocław, Faculty of National Economy. Since July 2019, he is Associate Professor at the Institute of International Studies at the University of Wrocław. His core responsibilities include academic teaching & research, PhD co-supervision, peer reviewing, academic advising and student engagement. His research interests focus in particular on trade regionalism in the contemporary global economy, competitiveness of economies, international trade, structural transformation as well as technological change. Bartosz Stefan Michalski is a Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse Global Fellow 2021 at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research.


  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Michalski, B. S. Geo-economics of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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