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How the invasion of Ukraine could change the global map

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Paul O'Shea has written a new article on the impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine for disputed territories around the world.

The article examines the history of territorial annexation and shows how, post-1945, a norm against conquest emerged. A successful annexation of Ukrainian territory would seriously erode this norm, however, setting a major precedent. This could have impacts especially for Asian territorial disputes, such as Taiwan, Korea, and the East and South China Seas. 

The article in Japan Times is open-access, but you need to make a free account first