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Sorry, Eurocentrics, but defending Ukraine is not Asia's problem

Fealty to the old world order is no longer a regional priority

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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, center left, and Poland's Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak shake hands during a visit to U.S. troops in Poland on Feb. 18: India's leaders are sympathetic to the Russian fear of encirclement by NATO forces.   © AP

Rupa Subramanya is a researcher and commentator. She is a distinguished fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the co-author of "Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India."

As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine rages on, countries are being forced to pick sides. Much like after 9/11, the United States and its allies are pitching this as an "us against them," "you're with us or against us" conflict between good and evil.

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