March 3, 2014

Obama's Chicken Kiev Moment

Edward Luce, Financial Times

The Associated Press

Everything Obama wants -- nation building at home, a nuclear deal with Iran, a quiescent Middle East -- hinges on how he responds to Putin.

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TAGGED: Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama

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