March 15, 2014

Haunting Parallels to 1914

Christopher Clark, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

On the 100th anniversary of World War I, it is tempting to compare events in Ukraine to 1914. But the current crisis bears little resemblance to the geopolitical situation of the time. The answers history provides are anything but singular and absolute.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Crimea, Ukraine


March 11, 2014
How to Handle Vladimir Putin
Sen. Rand Paul, Time
The Budapest Memorandum said that Russia wouldn’t violate the integrity of Ukraine, but now it has. There is no realistic military option in this conflict, at least for the U.S. But this does not mean there aren’t... more ››
March 11, 2014
Crimea & America's Responsibility to Lead
Jon Kyl & Joe Lieberman, RCW
By the end of 2013, it appeared that a growing number of Americans and their elected leaders in Washington favored a reduction of America's role in the world. Yet after the successful uprising of the Ukrainian people and the... more ››
March 10, 2014
Scary Parallels Between 1914 and 2014
Allan Levine, Winnipeg Free Press
In many ways, the current crisis is more reminiscent of the tension in Europe 100 years ago, in the months leading up to the beginning of the First World War, again with one big exception. In 1914 (and to a certain extent... more ››
March 10, 2014
What Russia Wants -- and Why
Ivan Krastev, Russia in Global Affairs
This is what Russia wants in Crimea -- it's not empire building, but nation building. more ››
March 11, 2014
Confessions of a Putin Spin Doctor
Eli Lake, The Daily Beast
This publicist’s firm took millions from Russia to soften its image, but “we were utterly powerless to affect the way the Kremlin news machine works.” more ››