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An interesting article with impeccable references. Still, it doesn’t throw much light on the burning question of the day: Will Putin resort to his tactical nuclear armory to prevent the collapse of his aggression against Ukraine? The answer, in my view, is a definite no. Why? Because Xi is already losing face as an ally of Putin who apparently approved of Russia’s deadly, blundering imperialism in the West. China’s cover as a progressive force in the world has thereby become a thin veil. And this is happening at a time when his extension of Chinese power abroad, as through his… Read more »
Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative has no doubt been affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the fact it has no been a pushover, but has turned into a long slog, where Russia’s military deficiencies have become glaringly obvious. I have no doubt that the African food insecurity shock caused by Russia blockading Ukrainian food exports, raised questions amongst the African elite as to the value of their new friend the PRC. These are the major differences between the Quemoy crisis of 1958 and the Ukrainian invasion of now.