Thinking Aloud

Ukraine war: A warning on great power rivalry

If the great powers continue along their present trajectories, a world war is not unimaginable

A member of a delegation walks past US and Russian flags displayed at the US Mission in Geneva, on Jan 10, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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The world has become a very dangerous place.

The war in Ukraine is not the reason for this, even if it has raised the danger level significantly.

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