Political science professor has ‘unorthodox views’ on Russian-Ukrainian conflict
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Although there was widespread global condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a professor of political science and international studies at Creighton University has what he calls a ” unorthodox view” of the conflict.
“The (Ukrainian) military and its intelligence services are corrupt and riddled with Russian informants,” said Terry D. Clark, Ph.D. “And the country itself is corrupt, its policies are corrupt, its businesses businesses are corrupt, I don’t know, what are we standing for?”
Clark has taught at Creighton University since 1993 and has spent over a year working and researching in Russia and Ukraine. He admits his view of the current situation may be unpalatable to some, calling Ukraine a “failed state”.
“I’ve long argued that we shouldn’t defend Ukraine in its current form, but we should try to negotiate with Russia,” Clark said. “Understanding beyond (Ukraine) is a failed state, Russia has a very long historical interest dating back a thousand years.”
The risk for what he sees as a failed policy on Russia and Ukraine dates back to 2014 and before that, Clark said, the biggest US concern shouldn’t be about Russia, it’s about China. Fundamentally, says Clark, if the world can’t stop Russia from taking over Ukraine, China could use such a failure as an opening for its own decision to take over Taiwan.
“We are going to lose the microchip industry in Taiwan, which is the main developer, innovator and creator, and it will go to China and they will dominate the world in microchip production and it is not in our interests,” says Clark. “The bottom line is that we have a failed foreign policy that has pushed us into a corner and we are left with no good options.”
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