Each time the United Nations gathers to debate and vote on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it becomes more obvious that the vast majority of the international community condemns the invasion and wants the conflict to stop.
Things are not going well for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
What had been suspected for some time has now come out into the open: China has “concerns” about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Engagement with China must not lead to a further weakening of the OSCE human dimension, which is already under a lot of pressure.
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan poses local, regional and global stability challenges for the OSCE and its participating States.
Ukraine can find advantage in geopolitical competition while reducing its sense of disempowerment.
China has become a significant actor in the OSCE area at a time of deep divisions among participating States.
Since its inception in late 2013, China’s Belt and Road Initiative has grown into a vast global development project with increasing geopolitical and geo-economic implications. By 2020, Belt and Road co-operation involved more than half of the OSCE’s 57 participating...