lol, people around this board are as uneducated as it gets. It's only yelling 'China!, China!' all the time. Philippines changing their course, lol. Learn some history before you join any kind of discussion about SCS around here. Boy...In Asia, outside of Japan, only President Aquino of the Philippines blindly followed the USA. Yet his successor has completely reversed course.
That might be true but in the small scale. No one said Ukraine is ready to join NATO.The Russian invasion of Ukraine has made NATO membership impossible. That is now strategic fact.
Russia don't have enough power to occupy half a million square km of nothingness. They're busy enough with their own affairs at the momentYes, an independent Ukraine would be better off as part of the European Union in the long-run, as Russia can't match what the EU could provide. But will that ever happen? If that was ever to proceed, Russia would just start up the war again.
There was nothing like that. In case of war on the Pacific I think that Russia would rather want to capitalize on the alternative transport route through Antartic region than backing up PRC in any fashion. I bet you never thought about that aspect. Yes Russian territory there could be an alternative way to deliver everything escaping Pacific and Indian Ocean. That's one of their fortes.The smart thing would have to been to indulge them, but now Russia has been forced to align with China.
Asia <> PRCYet Asia is still a fast growing region which has the potential to grow much larger.