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Zakaria: Why Are so Many Democracies Unwilling to Condemn Russia?



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The world’s most populous democracy, India, has neither condemned the Russian aggression nor promised to abide by the sanctions against Moscow. (PTI File Photo/Kamal Singh)
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At first glance, the war in Ukraine would seem to confirm President Biden’s oft-expressed view that the world today is marked by a contest between democracies and autocracies. After all, autocratic Russia is waging a savage assault on democratic Ukraine, and the latter enjoys the staunch support of Western democracies.

On closer examination, however, that framework turns out to be neither accurate nor helpful as a guide for U.S. foreign policy.

Read more at The Washington Post

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