“The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West.” … 297 more words
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Sometimes the pursuit of non-security goals has hardly any effect on the balance of power, one way or the other. Human rights interventions usually fit this description, because they tend to be small-scale operations that cost little and do not detract from a great power’s prospects for survival.
For many years, since the end of the Cold War, the international community has been completely aware of the states that are classified in the group of major world leaders. 433 more words
The US News and World Report March 2014 article, “Where Have All the Great Powers Gone?” by Michael Schroeder and David Banks, comments on China’s, Brazil’s, and India’s response to the recent Russian intervention in Ukraine. 679 more words
When the question is asked regarding whether great powers are finding it more difficult to cooperate, my immediate response is that perhaps the wrong question is being asked. 509 more words