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Human Rights in a New Geopolitical Order

Servicemen attend funerals of Dmytro Kotenko, Vasyl Vyshyvany and Kyrylo Moroz, Ukrainian servicemen killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at Lychakiv cemetery in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on March 9, 2022. Yuriy Dyachyshyn / AFP

China’s abstention from the UN vote to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, together with India and almost half of Africa, was a reminder that despite all the pro-Ukraine sentiment on Western social media, the global bulwark against Russia is pretty leaky.

Rama Yade, the Senegalese-born former French minister and new head of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, recently pointed to the wider implications of the crisis for the global order.

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