March 17, 2014

Is Putin's Next Move in the Mideast?

Josh Cohen, Tablet Magazine

The Associated Press

The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Vladimir Putin


March 13, 2014
The Putin of 2014 Is a Completely Different Man
Steve LeVine, Quartz
They began the lunches in 2008, a tight-knit group of retired American diplomats, spooks and government analysts assembling to untangle the latest news from the former Soviet states to which they had devoted their careers.Russia... more ››
March 13, 2014
Russia Is Playing a Weak Hand Very Strongly
Michael Oren, CNN
Whether in Syria or with Iran, Russia has played its relatively weak strategic hand exceedingly well and is threatening to outmaneuver the United States in the Middle East. more ››
March 13, 2014
For Putin, a Possible Pyrrhic Victory
David Ignatius, Washington Post
It’s still possible to imagine a fuzzy, face-saving compromise in Ukraine: Crimea would have a new, quasi-autonomous administrative status blessed by Moscow and Kiev. The problem is that few analysts think Russian President... more ››
March 12, 2014
Slow-Motion Anschluss in Crimea
George Weigel, National Review
Is Pulitzer Prize–winner Robinson unaware that one of Ukraine’s chief rabbis has publicly accused Russia of staging anti-Semitic “provocations” in Crimea, in order to bolster the Big Lie that the Russian... more ››
March 13, 2014
Obama Speaks Loudly, but Carries Small Stick
John Judis, New Rep.
Theodore Roosevelt won fame, and was later lionized, as the leader of the Rough Riders in Cuba and as the bellicose advocate of American expansionism in the Pacific. “I should welcome any war, for I think the country needs... more ››