March 15, 2014

Putin's Forging a New Ukraine, But Not One He Wants

John Herbst, The National Interest

The Associated Press

The great enemy of would-be statesmen is the law of unintended consequences. President Vladimir Putin of Russia, caricatured by friend and foe alike as a master geopolitician, should be discomfited by this law. The man who is trying desperately to make Ukraine a constituent element in the Eurasian Union, is doing nothing other than hastening the formation of a post-Soviet, Ukrainian political identity—an identity that looks West for inspiration.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin


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