It’s a globalized world – a planet stitched together by complex supply chains, banks, sports and countless other deep ties. Until it doesn’t.
Exhibit A: Russia this week, abruptly cut off from the rest of the world on several fronts. Its ability to bank internationally has been reduced. Its participation in major international sports is waning. Its planes are restricted over Europe. His vodka may no longer be welcome in several US states. Even Switzerland, whose very name is shorthand for neutrality, is cautiously turning its back on Vladimir Putin.