Category: politics

Causes of War in Ukraine

Causes of War in Ukraine

So why did Russia attack Ukraine? Putin's speech, available on the link below, provides some clues: Russia Ukraine: Vladimir Putin’s full speech (smh.com.au) From the opening paragraph, it is clear that the old adage holds true: states do not change their interests, because geography stays the same. Thus, modern Russia views Ukraine in much the … Continue reading Causes of War in Ukraine

Promises Cannot Replace Weapons

Promises Cannot Replace Weapons

I am not sure whether this is widely known, but Ukraine in fact used to have nuclear warheads. As Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, it used to have significant elements of Soviet nuclear arsenal on its territory. In fact, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukraine held about one-third of the Soviet … Continue reading Promises Cannot Replace Weapons

Blessing and curse of US geostrategic position

United States have a very secure geostrategic position. Unlike Russia, China, India and Brazil - all of which border a significant number of potentially hostile countries (especially the first three) - United States border only Canada and Mexico, former an ally, latter a partner. Two oceans separate US from nearest potentially hostile power, while also … Continue reading Blessing and curse of US geostrategic position