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China's moment of decision
In the “strange and scary moment” of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world needs a country that remains relatively neutral, maintains communication with the Kremlin, and has some leverage over Russia. Yasheng Huang writes that country is China – but time is running put for it to act.
ASEAN needs to uphold principles, not neutrality, in Ukraine war
ASEAN's historic commitment to neutrality prompted a muted response to Russia's attack on Ukraine. Huong Le Thu argues trying to remain impartial when one country is "bombing unarmed civilians of another country" does nothing to preserve the principle of neutrality.
Is ASEAN a toothless tiger in the face of Ukraine crisis?
ASEAN says that it is ‘deeply concerned’ about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but it has stopped short of condemning Moscow. The statement by the grouping reflects varied perspectives among member states. But it is important for smaller states in ASEAN to uphold the aegis of international law, write Joanne Lin and William Choong.
Putin and Xi's imperium of grievance
The alignment between China and Russia is driven by a deep grievance over the conduct of Western democracies that trumps any stated commitment to state sovereignty, writes Orville Schell.
Ukraine signals a return to the travails of the 20th Century
John McCarthy reviews the implications of the war in Ukraine and concludes we face a return to an era of great power conflict.