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South-east Asia cannot ignore the warning of Ukraine

The conflict shows global geopolitics has increasingly become one theatre, with events in the Euro-Atlantic area not easily divorced from those in the Indo-Pacific

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Europe and Asia have long been viewed as distinct regions with largely separate security dynamics. That is changing in the aftermath of the war in Ukraine, as challenges facing the Euro-Atlantic and Indo-Pacific theatres intertwine.

Over recent years, European nations like France, Germany and the United Kingdom have tried to play a greater role in Asia, which they view as increasingly central to global economic and geopolitical development.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 09, 2022, with the headline South-east Asia cannot ignore the warning of Ukraine. Subscribe