'It shows that China has capabilities but not necessarily excellent ones. Even so, the country’s leaders have succeeded in winning positive public opinion at home,' said Rod Wye.
It is widely thought possible that within this decade, North America will be able to supply its own energy needs. This prospect is already transforming the lens through which Americans view their country’s future, and relations with other governments globally, write Bernice Lee and Glada Lahn.
'Assistance will come much more readily if Europe sees that Ukraine is taking the hard and necessary steps — and not just military ones — to defend itself. More importantly, Russia needs to see that Ukraine will defend itself, whatever it takes,' said James Sherr.
'The prognosis is not good and both sides are making demands they know are impossible for the other side. That is compounded by two weak leaders of two weak political systems that cannot make decisions,' said Yossi Mekelberg.
'Any investigation conducted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (as proposed in the draft resolution) will ultimately need to be referred to the International Criminal Court to initiate prosecutable action,' said Charu Lata Hogg.
'His [Putin's] idea is to have Ukraine integrated in the Eurasian Union. How far he can achieve it without a clear military escalation is not clear, but he will play the game around the elections now,' Orysia Lutsevych tells Bloomberg TV.