September 13, 2013
U.S. Must Counter Putin's Mideast Ambitions
Ilai Saltzman, Los Angeles Times
The Cold War ended more than two decades ago, but Putin has revived some traits of the Soviet empire, and his doctrine is the key to his success. The Obama administration should realize that Putin's objectives are diametrically opposed to most American interests and come up with a doctrine of its own to deal with him if it wishes to maintain U.S. national interests over time.
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