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4 December 2023

One year of Russian invasion: resilient Ukraine and lessons for global south

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Cambodia has published a Diplomatic Briefing Issue 06/2023, where scholars shared their views on pressing issues and implications of political and security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

The lessons and implications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine for the Global South are discussed in the article (page 76) by Prof. OLEXIY HARAN, Professor of Comparative Politics, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy and PETRO BURKOVSKYI, Executive Director of the Democratic Initiatives Foundation.

The authors note:

"The war has demonstrated how manipulation through energy resources and food supplies can constrain international cooperation and how the spread of false  narratives can help aggressor states to disguise their motives of expanding their sphere of influence. The world cannot be ruled by the law of the jungle when a nuclear aggressor can annex the whole country or part of its territory. If the country voluntarily declines acquisition of nuclear weapons, it should be confident about its security guarantees. Despite some attempts in the Global South to stay neutral between the aggressor and its victim, or even to benefit from the war, the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine would be beneficial for all".

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