1-2-3 punch to globalisation

The war in Ukraine threatens to unravel the gains since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Are we heading back to a divided world of geopolitical and economic blocs? What's at stake? Why is it worth holding on to? The Straits Times' correspondents report.

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine was a seismic event in global affairs.

That a nuclear power would embark on a conventional war against another state and redraw its borders was considered almost unthinkable for many, given the advance of globalisation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2022, with the headline 1-2-3 punch to globalisation. Subscribe