United West, divided from the rest: Global public opinion one year into Russia’s war on Ukraine

Mark Leonard, Timothy Garton Ash, and Ivan Krastev discuss the main findings of ECFR’s latest opinion poll

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A major new public opinion poll from ECFR indicates that, a year into Russia’s war on Ukraine, the Western alliance is consolidating – but that there are divisions between the West and other global powers. These divergences range from their views on the conflict, to their interpretations of democracy and their ambitions on the world stage. In this week’s episode, the authors of the research – Mark Leonard, Timothy Garton Ash, and Ivan Krastev –discuss its main findings and the future of the world order. Does Europe have a strong role to play in a multipolar world, or will it forever live in the United States’ shadow? How can the West use the desire in emerging powers to act on their own terms to its advantage? And what principles should drive Europe’s engagement with those countries?

This podcast was recorded on 18 February 2023.

Further reading

United West, divided from the rest: Global public opinion one year into Russia’s war on Ukraine by Timothy Garton Ash, Ivan Krastev & Mark Leonard


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From left, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, center, and European Council President Charles Michel join hands after addressing a media confer
Image by picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS | Olivier Matthys

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