"So, what about the rest of us, the non-great powers? What should citizens of the middle or small countries do in a world that seems to force us to choose?"
"The question is how to position oneself and how to act to prevent being crushed by the periodic clashes of great powers. Whether you are an ASEAN country, a Central and Eastern European or an African one, great-power competition seems to ask us to make immediate and decisive choices."
"First, we need to move fast and adopt a position similar to the one put forward by the Singaporean PM. If we do not like being on the menu, then we have to change it. It all starts with taking a principled stance and defining both the terms of engagement and the red lines. Obviously, this is not something for a small country or middle power to do on its own – unity is key here."
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/10/opini ... mpetition/