Geopolitics: The political wisdom of Otto von Habsburg and the crisis in Ukraine

2 April 2014 Prince Michael Otto HabsburgOtto von Habsburg (1912- 2011) – the son of the last Austro-Hungarian emperor – can be described as a man ahead of his time both in his thinking on European unity and in alerting the world to the potential creeping absorption by Russia of former Soviet states. In Archduke Otto’s last published book in 2006, he warned that Russian imperialism again nurtured the objective of conquering Ukraine, folding it into Russia and using it as a platform for further major operations in Europe. It was for this reason that Archduke

Otto urged for Ukraine to be integrated into the European Union.


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2 April 2014 Wisdom of Otto Habsburg and Ukraine crisis