Hare Writes Letter to the Editor of the Economist on Supporting Ukraine

Ambassador Paul Hare, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, published a letter to the editor in the May 11, 2023, edition of The EconomistHis letter touches on the T25 and how they are using diplomacy, trade and investment to play more diverse global roles.

In the letter, Hare discusses how the T25 are using diplomacy and trade to play diverse global roles, while remaining neutral in the Ukraine conflict by not imposing sanctions or supplying military equipment. However, most of these countries supported a UN resolution calling on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine, while none of these countries, including China and India, have recognized Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

An Excerpt:

It is true that this group has not sanctioned Russia or supplied military equipment to Ukraine. They have no record of ever imposing sanctions except when mandated by the UN. However, 19 out of the t25 supported the UN General Assembly resolution of February 23rd, 2023 calling on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine. 

The full letter as well as others featured in the May 11, 2023, can be read here.

Ambassador Paul Hare was a British diplomat for 30 years and the British ambassador to Cuba from 2001-04. He now teaches classes at Boston University on Diplomatic Practice, Arms Control, Intercultural Communication, and on Cuba in Transition. His novel, “Moncada — A Cuban Story,” set in modern Cuba, was published in 2010. His book, “Making Diplomacy Work; Intelligent Innovation for the Modern World” was published in 2015. Learn more about him here.