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Why Biden’s “democracy club” is likely to fail

The increasing tensions between China and the United States have taken Washington to revive old ideas. One example of that is the Summit of Democracies that was held virtually last December. The idea of a concert of democracies is not new and was already tried before, however unsuccessfully. Biden’s administration is now trying to carry out this concept as a way to tackle autocracies like China and Russia. But will it work this time?

President Putin at the plenary session of the 10th BRICS Leaders Summit

Why no foreign boots will be on Ukraine’s ground

During the last weeks, the world has been closely watching what is happening at the Ukrainian-Russian border. Despite the fact that the Ukrainian border has been the focus of attention for some years, the current crisis is taking another level. This is due to the deployment of a great number of Russian troops to the border, raising concerns about the region’s future and making experts speculate about a Russian invasion. However, even though specialists and pundits are warning decision-makers of the risk of a major war involving great powers, there are some reasons to doubt that there will be a Russian invasion or a deployment of NATO’s forces in Ukrainian territory, let alone a major conflict.