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Ukraine: Gains for China, worries for Israel

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine looks like another chapter in the rise of China and the waning of the U.S. As for Israel, its interests do not justify its ambivalence.

Russian President Putin undoubtedly expected that his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine would be over in 48 hours at the most, with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy fleeing the country. (In this connection, let’s not forget that President Biden’s initial reaction to the invasion was to offer Zelenskyy transportation out of the country.) Now, three and a half weeks later, Kyiv is still resisting, Zelenskyy is still in Kyiv, and the invasion is essentially stalled, except for some gains in the south.

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