Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Joe Biden meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16, 2021. The leaders will send senior officials for fresh talks in Geneva on January 10. Photo: AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Joe Biden meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16, 2021. The leaders will send senior officials for fresh talks in Geneva on January 10. Photo: AP
Nicholas Ross Smith
Opinion

Opinion

Nicholas Ross Smith

The Ukraine-Russia crisis is no longer the US’ problem in a world of rising regional powers

  • While US-Russia talks may ease fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, the two sides fundamentally disagree on how security should be managed in the region
  • As the world moves away from a US-dominated power structure, perhaps Washington should step back and let Europe take care of itself

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Joe Biden meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16, 2021. The leaders will send senior officials for fresh talks in Geneva on January 10. Photo: AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Joe Biden meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16, 2021. The leaders will send senior officials for fresh talks in Geneva on January 10. Photo: AP
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