When one of your best options for securing an energy supply route is with the Pakistani Taliban, you know you’ve got some problems. So go ahead and add that one to China’s ever-growing list of ‘shit to figure out.’

The issue China faces is that securing a safe and reliable energy supplier is practically impossible no matter where they turn. Given their geographical position, the Chinese have to go through Pakistani Taliban territory, deal with rivals like India, go over treacherous terrain or a combination of all those.

China’s energy will remain vulnerable until they can sort this out, but at least they have a stockpile of low-quality coal to keep the lights on until then.

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First, we look across the world and use our skill sets to identify where the needs are most acute. Second, we look for an institution with preexisting networks for both materials gathering and aid distribution. That way we know every cent of our donation is not simply going directly to where help is needed most, but our donations serve as a force multiplier for a system already in existence. Then we give what we can.

Today, our chosen charity is a group called Medshare, which provides emergency medical services to communities in need, with a very heavy emphasis on locations facing acute crises. Medshare operates right in the thick of it. Until future notice, every cent we earn from every book we sell in every format through every retailer is going to Medshare’s Ukraine fund.

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