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Joe Varner: Abandoning Ukraine means surrendering the rules-based liberal world order

by Joe VarnerJanuary 28, 2022 1:38 am
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Ukraine’s jet pilots have begun another year of training flights, according to a Jan. 14, 2022 announcement by the Air Force Command. (Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces/ Facebook.)

Ukraine is about to become the burial ground for the western rules-based global order, NATO, and the EU. The world’s dictators are watching. Vladimir Putin is at the top of his power with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine about to fall in his order. Iran is about to cross the threshold as a nuclear weapon state as its terrorist proxy militias carry out attacks across the Middle East with impunity. North Korea is threatening to test nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Beijing is preparing to seize the South China Sea from Taipei to Manila and most of Northern India. They want to see the end of the rules-based order and the U.S. global alliance system like there is no tomorrow. 

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Editor’s Note: This op-ed was published by The Hub. The Kyiv Independent is aggregating it as a recommendation to our readers.

Joe Varner

Joe Varner is the author of Canada's Asia-Pacific Security Dilemma, a former Director of Policy to the Ministers of National Defence and Justice, the Hon. Peter MacKay, and Adjunct Scholar at West Point's Modern War Institute.

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