December 12, 2013

Is Ukraine the Next Egypt?

Job Henning, The National Interest

The Associated Press

The crisis in Ukraine is more of the same—but with perhaps even greater risks. This time, it was the EU that advanced a strategy that was overconfident, unrealistic, and premature, while the US looked on with a distracted eye.

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