February 8, 2014

The Arab Spring Heads to Russia

Michael Bohm, Moscow Times

The Associated Press

In the end, it looks like U.S. Senator John McCain was correct after all when he warned President Vladimir Putin in a 2011 tweet to be careful: "Dear Vlad, the Arab Spring is coming to a neighborhood near you." Putin should heed the warning.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Russia, Ukraine

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

January 28, 2014
To Understand Ukraine, Look to Russia
Leonid Ragozin, New Republic
This morning, the much-loathed Ukrainian prime minister, Mykolay Azarov, resigned. A few hours later, the parliament voted to cancel the anti-democratic laws that had brought the country on the brink of civil war. more ››
February 5, 2014
Putin Doctrine Brings Civil War to Ukraine
Kirill Rogov, Eurozine
A surge of state violence and the subsequent curtailment of citizens' right to protest, combined with an expansion of the authorities' right to use force: Kirill Rogov reveals how the "Putin doctrine" previously applied to... more ››
January 31, 2014
Ukraine Crisis and Sochi Games Are Now Linked
Steve LeVine, Quartz
Less than a week before the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian president Vladimir Putin must decide how tough to get in order to keep Ukraine from quitting Moscow and allying formally with Europe. more ››
January 29, 2014
First Stop Ukraine, Next Stop Russia?
Andrew Wood, American Interest
Putin has thoroughly insulated himself from the sorts of forces rattling Yanukovych in Ukraine these days. But as he watches events unfold, he has to feel a little insecure. more ››
February 4, 2014
Don't Let Putin Grab Ukraine
Timothy Snyder, New York Times
As Russian leaders, diplomats and commentators ponder the division of Ukraine, we must begin to ask what this would actually mean. If the present crisis ends with the fragmentation of the Ukrainian state, the result will be... more ››