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Ukraine Is Just the Beginning

The new world order after the flight from Afghanistan

ByBruno Del Medico

Russian President Vladimir Putin, embroiled in a crisis apparently related to Ukraine’s possible accession to NATO, flew to Beijing to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. On February 4, 2022, Putin took part in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. But what was he going to do there, given that Russia was excluded from these games? Evidently, the aim was to meet Chinese President Xi. Surely the two will have toasted the most tragically wrong move that Biden could make. After the meeting, Putin spoke of "unprecedented relations", and Xi added: "We are working to achieve true multilateralism". Indeed, the meeting produced a long 99-paragraph statement on shared positions on a number of global issues. The two signatories wanted to demonstrate that the agreement between Beijing and Moscow "has no limits" and "knows no forbidden areas".


Publication Date
Mar 23, 2022
Social Science
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By (author): Bruno Del Medico



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