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The Golden Arches Go to War

Main Image Credit Theory debunked: a McDonald's in Moscow prior to the company's exit from Russia in May 2022. Image: Artem Svetlov / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown once again that economic engagement alone is not enough to prevent conflict.

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