SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE – Russia is already begging China to buy its raw materials. But Beijing is not so stupid, the American intellectual analyzes.
MACIEJ STASIŃSKI. – Is the opposition between Russia and Ukraine the beginning of a new international order?
FRANCIS FUKUYAMA. – Yes. This new order is taking shape. It is the result of several years of struggle by the Western Democratic camp against authoritarian regimes, mainly against Russia and China. This war is the culmination of this process. Russia is heading for a rout. She has already suffered a series of defeats on the battlefields, and now she is about to be driven from the Donbass by the Ukrainian army.
This is a real disaster for Putin. He turns out to be just a rogue leader. And not just as a warlord: it’s also a total political debacle. NATO will certainly expand by integrating Sweden and Finland. The West has not been so united for a long time. Germany has reconsidered its Ostpolitik of the last 40 years and is supplying weapons…