April 1, 2014
Can the U.S. Still Confront Autocrats?
David Rohde, The Atlantic
The Associated Press
A quarter-century after the fall of the Soviet Union, authoritarian rulers such as Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad are showing they can and will defy international norms, suppress dissent, and use military force. American policymakers are struggling with how to respond.
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