March 14, 2014

Ukraine Should Remain a Neutral State

John Mearsheimer, New York Times

The Associated Press

Some might say these policy prescriptions amount to a defeat for America. On the contrary, Washington has a deep-seated interest in ending this conflict and maintaining Ukraine as a sovereign buffer state between Russia and NATO. Furthermore, good relations with Russia are essential, because the United States needs Moscow’s help to deal with Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, and eventually to help counter China, the only genuine potential rival to the United States.

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TAGGED: Europe, United States, Russia, Ukraine

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