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Ukraine war

Ukraine conflict risks market fallout worse than Cuban missile crisis

Central banks fight inflation stoked by tensions, but overkill would prompt recession

Men hold weapons during a basic combat training for civilians in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine.   © AP

TOKYO -- As tensions surrounding the Ukraine situation mount, Russia finds itself once again in a familiar, if coincidental, pattern of playing a crucial role in years that end in "2" throughout the annals of history.

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