at Coming Anarchy
artfully expands on the Micropower discussion
that went down recently at Global Guerillas
, also adding a visual homage to Valdis Krebs
. I'm not sure Ukraine can be regarded as " micro" given its size, population and economic potential, but I think Chirol is illustrating possible strategic behaviors for a state as much as he is categorical characteristics of micropower status.
A future discussion of geographic micropowers that are economic macropowers, like Singapore
or the U.A.E
. , is warranted. Small states can acquire considerable amounts of economic " hard power" - or for that matter, illicit, " black globalization" flows via tight bank secrecy laws or porous borders.