The 'Third Space' gains traction

As the war drags on, expect more displays of independence from countries taking stands in their own interest, not along the basis of alignment.

A Ukrainian service member stands on the front line in the Donbas region of Ukraine, on June 5, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - Russia's invasion of Ukraine caused a profound rift in the world. The United States and Europe reacted with an unprecedented unified response immediately to oppose this blatant aggression, and US allies took the same position. Russia and China were cast as the opposing side.

In early March, I wrote about the new, pop-up world order. It is reminiscent of the Cold War but much more complicated.

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