What Are David's Options When Goliath Makes Geopolitical Reality?
Dec 18, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
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- The new year will inherit a handful of "frozen conflicts" from the old in which a much stronger nation looms over a weaker party.
- In Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is unwilling to pay the heavy price of challenging Russia; so, he is searching for a nonviolent solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
- Ukraine has Western backing as it seeks peace. In their struggles against their own Goliaths, Pakistan and Hong Kong largely stand alone as no outside power is willing or can afford to come to their aid.