The West’s desire to isolate Russia does not seem to resonate in Asia where powers’ interests trump liberal ideals.
Miguel Nunes Silva has a Master's degree in European studies from the College of Europe and has been published in The American Conservative, The National Interest, Small Wars Journal and European Geostrategy. He worked with the European External Action Service and lectures at the Portuguese Atlantic Youth Association.
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