March 4, 2014

Moscow Calls NATO's Bluff

Nikolas Gvosdev, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Vladimir Putin is testing what are the real "red lines" of the United States and Europe. It is not accidental that Putin got the Federation Council to give him a unanimous vote to deploy Russian military forces in Ukraine--a not so subtle rebuttal to a U.S. president whose rhetoric about action was not matched by Congressional authorization or public support. It also presents an unwelcome task for U.S. policymakers who must now begin to bring clarity to our deliberately ambiguous statements.

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TAGGED: Crimea, Europe, NATO, Ukraine, Russia

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