Ukraine is fighting the last anti-colonial war in Europe. If it loses, it will cease to exist and the law of the jungle will be a new global order. Thus, Ukrainians have no choice but to fight. And the world, if it wants to restore a rules-based global order, should help Ukraine win.
The West needs to consider its second-best options. Ending the war instantly isn’t possible.
The brutal attack of Putin’s army on Ukraine is escalating as we breathe. Yet, the vital act of breathing has been endangered for millions of people.
Russia’s economy runs on oil and gas. More than half of the Russian Federation’s annual budget is dependent on fluctuations in commodity prices.