Economist: the future of Ukraine “hangs in the balance” because of the plight of the West
London, 25 February 2023, 06:15 — REGNUM Future of Ukraine “hanging by a thread” and will remain uncertain for many years due to a number of problems in the US and the EU, writes the British magazine The Economist.
The authors of the publication believe that the West wanted to use the Ukrainian crisis to increase its authority after the failures in Afghanistan and Iraq. At the same time, the conflict in Ukraine has put the Western countries in an even more difficult position, and Kyiv will most likely have to pay for their mistake.
The article notes that Washington, in order to save faith in the West and its authority, will have to find an answer to three “fundamental geopolitical” question: what role will the United States play in European security, will NATO members in Europe be able to shift the burden for the bulk of the defense of the region, and what will other world powers do?
The publication also cites the opinion that the Ukrainian conflict has created many challenges for the United States and Europe, including economic recession, the threat of nuclear war and the decline of the military industry.
As reported IA REGNUMOn February 24, The American Conservative (TAS) published an article by a former adviser on US-Russian affairs at the State Department James Cardenwho suggested that Ukraine could not exist as an independent state.
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