Last updated: 24 June, 2022

Putin’s new world order: What does the war in Ukraine mean?

Despite what heads of state may claim, the Russian attack on Ukraine is not a wake-up call for a self-confident Europe that defends its values. The war is accelerating the decline of the old continent and rousing familiar spectres from the past that never really went away. Meanwhile, the Middle East is re-prising its not unfamiliar role as an under-reported fringe region. Essay by Stefan Buchen.