With military action threatened, tensions are mounting in the conflict of interests surrounding the South China Sea.
Peter Obukhov, MP Odessa Oblast (Petro Poroshenko Bloc) talks about reforms, the armed conflict and geopolitics. Odessa, July 15.
Robert D. Kaplan provides a refreshing overview of the geopolitical context of Greece’s financial crisis (WSJ, June 30; July 2 p. 16). His analysis is accurate but some points are missing.
On 15 March, Chinese PM Li Keqiang made some remarks on China’s position on the issue of Ukraine and Crimea. In short: China respects Ukraine’s sovereignity and territorial integrity but takes no position on the status of Crimea.
Actors are driven to take higher risks in a environment that becomes more dangerous while the consequences of their actions are not clear.
Elections in Ukraine are over, old problems start hurting again. The optimistic bubble blown up during election campaign bursts. And the public goes back to normal, defining its role in a armed society.