Xi Jinping will invade Taiwan within a few years. And Putin will then invade Moldova, then Georgia, then Serbia, and let’s not forget Kazakhstan, with some of the largest oil reserves of the post-Soviet states.
North Korea, where my family is originally from, and many other countries, will scramble for nuclear weapons.
This is not a regional conflict.
The West promised Ukraine protection for giving up its nuclear arsenal in the 1990s. Europe made a bargain with Putin for cheap energy for nearly two decades. We’ve all played our part in giving rise to a tyrant who makes a Bond villain look second-rate.
And now we’re putting it all on the Ukrainians?
I know the wealthy have a lot to lose, but their children stand to inherit more than their parents’ money. They could end up living in a post-Putin world where everyone from rogue nations to gangsters can threaten to go nuclear.
Now is the time to be brave.