In an interview for TV Europe, Dr. Rumena Filipova argues that the current standoff over Ukraine has to be looked at through the prism of the history of Russia-West relations at least since 1989. The clash over NATO expansion is a manifestation of the larger development of ideational incompatibility. Moscow reacts emotionally to the expansion of the Alliance and on the basis of Cold War-era stereotypes, searching for its role in Europe. At the same time, China is now watching closely, assessing how committed the West is to defending Ukraine, so that it can draw conclusions about future Western actions regarding Taiwan. You can view and listen to the report (in Bulgarian) here.