December 6, 2013

Calm Down About Ukraine

Matthew Rojansky, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Since Ukraine’s government broke off talks on an Association Agreement with the European Union, protesters have poured onto the streets of Kyiv. Meanwhile, disappointment in Ukraine and the West has coalesced into two main camps. The first camp—let’s call them “sour grapes Euro-integrationists”—have huffed that it’s just as well Europe didn’t choke down the Ukrainian poison pill, given how little Ukraine seems ready to do the hard work it takes to become part of the West. The second camp—let’s call them “Chicken Little geostrategists”—are consumed by the notion that Ukraine’s rejection of EU Association has doomed the continent to decades of deepening division between Brussels’ sphere in the West, and...

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