The War against Ukraine and the Global Power Structure
Werner Fasslabend: The War against Ukraine and the Global Power Structure, AIES Fokus 3/2023
The Russian invasion of Ukraine means a rupture of the European and global security order with long-term consequences. It leads to a renaissance of NATO and transatlantic relations while Russia is increasingly aligning itself with China, albeit as a mere junior partner. This reinforces the trend toward the formation of a global bipolarity with Washington and Beijing as centers. In Europe, a new Eastern Shield is formed consisting of Ukraine, Poland, Sweden and Finland, the Baltic Sea becomes de facto NATO’s internal sea and changes the geostrategic constellation in northern Europe. Poland becomes Washington’s new preferred partner due to its geostrategic position and its willingness to invest in security policy.