The world has no choice but to condemn the Russian aggression against Ukraine. It has no choice but to help the Ukrainians to end the war with honor. But it is the role of the Ukrainians to produce statesmen who understand that the Ukrainians need to suspect not only the Russians but also the Americans and the Europeans.
Some Singaporeans see crisis in Ukraine as a time to assert their values and allegiances in an identity war between the West and the Rest. Their view has little bearing on the future of Europe, yet these trends may complicate the country’s international relations in coming years.
There may be darker clouds ahead for the US in Asia. In the long run, Putin, like Hitler, could be responsible for the emergence of a new geopolitical order on a global scale in which the US place in Asia is less welcome than it once was.
Welcoming US Government’s Genocide Determination & Urging the Myanmar People’s Fund for the Revolution
From FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles: Padoh Saw Taw Nee of KNU and Ma Ei Thinzar Maung of NUG welcome US Government's Genocide Determination and urges the release of $1 billion Myanmar People's Fund for the Revolution.
Reassessment of Bilateral and Multilateral relations with the UN Member State of Myanmar Must Take Place
FORSEA's Dr Maung Zarni calls for the reassessment of bilateral and multilateral relations with the UN Member state of Myanmar, in the hands of the genocide perpetrators, and urges the international community of democracies to provide Myanmar resistance with arms and other support.
In Southeast Asia, a region of nearly 600-million, neither the citizens nor the states seem to share the kind of popular official outrage over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, or the fear of immediate impact on their lives, which one sees in the West such as in the United States, Canada, the UK and European Union.
FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles: 22 March 2022 – Live on YouTube: The invasions of Iraq by the United States was primarily about oil. The impact of Russia invasion on oil and gas prices – and energy security – are most prominently discussed in the western media. What role has the US oil and gas industry – or more crudely MONEY $€££ – played in this proxy war between Russia...
FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles: 21 March 2022 – Live on YouTube. In Burmese and English languages with guests Padoh Saw Taw Nee, and Daw Ei Thinzar Maung.
The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles is with special guest, Demir Mahmutćehajić, Stolac-based veteran activist with DOSTA! (Enough!) movement and a co-founder of UK Islamic Human Rights Commission.
None of the leading liberal democracies of the West really honours the principles they loudly espouse such as non-violence, popular and state sovereignty, human rights, or democracy, nor do they support democratic resistance, armed or non-violent, unless such support serves their hidden interests, whether those interests are commercial or geostrategic.