December 15, 2013

Why Ukraine Isn't a Vital U.S. Interest

Nikolas Gvosdev, World Politics Review

The Associated Press

A concerted effort to portray the protests in Ukraine as a pivotal moment pitting the Euro-Atlantic community against a resurgent Russia has not gained much traction among the American public in general or the Obama administration in particular. Washington apparently has little interest in matching the Russian “bid” for Ukraine, despite dire warnings that a failure to do so will imperil the security of the Western world.

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