Ukraine: It’s the new world order, stupid

By James M. Dorsey

Ukraine is about much more than the security of one sovereign nation. The battle for Ukraine is a battle for the new world order.

In that battle, Russian President Vladimir Putin is living up to the worst expectations of Western policymakers and analysts. Unlike Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mr. Putin is seeking to overthrow the current world order, at least as far Europe and the continent’s security architecture is concerned.

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James M. Dorsey

James is an award-winning journalist covering ethnic and religious conflict. He blogs using soccer as a lens on the Middle East and North Africa's fault lines