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….the Reserve Bank of Australia pushes Australian banks to create the New Payments Platform, a new piece of open-source infrastructure being built that will move the payments system to real time.
From the Brookings Institute:
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Since the time of Catherine the Great, Crimea has been a global tinderbox. Most recently, the world was stunned when the forces of Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded and seized Crimea in March 2014.
Always interesting to listen to James Sherr of Chatham House discuss global geo-politics.
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Can the West contain a Russia that is determined to upend the international order — but which at the same time is deeply integrated into the global economy?