March 28, 2014

The Gipper's Tips on How to Handle Putin

William McGurn, New York Post


Reagan understood that direct military confrontation with the Soviets, where the risks and costs were high and the outcome uncertain, was not his best hand. Instead, he squeezed them at their pressure points — moral, economic and geopolitical — all the while burnishing his credibility as a leader willing to act on what he believed.

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TAGGED: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Ronald Reagan


March 20, 2014
Putin's Warped Reality
Charles Lane, Washington Post
Obama can lecture Putin all he wants about being on the “wrong side of history.” Putin doesn’t care and never will. He has his own interpretation of the past, and it fills him with a sense of grievance powerful... more ››
March 21, 2014
Thanks for Being So Cool About Everything
Vladimir Putin, The Onion
It’s certainly no easy task to forcefully annex an entire province against another country’s will, so I just wanted to thank you—the government of the United States, the nations of western Europe, and really the entire... more ››
March 22, 2014
The Hitler Model
Victor Davis Hanson, Defining Ideas
Why do weak nations provoke strong ones? more ››
March 21, 2014
After Crimea, Is Estonia Next?
New York Post
Is Estonia next? In language disturbingly similar to that used by Vladimir Putin before Russia moved into Ukraine, a top Moscow official has now expressed “outrage” over the treatment of ethnic Russians in the former Soviet... more ››
March 22, 2014
Putin Could Be Milosevic with Nukes
Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
If his language is taken at face value, Mr. Putin has become an ethnic-nationalist menace to his people and region, a Slobodan Milosevic with better weapons. If he is simply drawing on the language of extremism for political... more ››