As Ukraine continues to fight for sovereignty against a determined Russia and trepidations of a possible World War III loom, new questions arise. What role does Singapore, and more widely Asia, have in influencing the state of global affairs today? How much, if anything, can we contribute to the political landscape? How will the events unfolding in Europe penetrate through to impact the East? Why do some wars get treated as frontline news, whereas others seem to come and go from the headlines?