April 14, 2014

The Bear in the Woods

William Saletan, Slate

Reagan-Bush 1984

A month after seizing and annexing Crimea—and with thousands of troops still massed on its border with Ukraine—Russia says it’s being unfairly portrayed as a menace.

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April 7, 2014
War Is Coming
Mikheil Saakashvili, Foreign Policy
In early March, the Russian Federation, after staging a referendum under Kalashnikovs in Crimea, proceeded to annex the region and laid the groundwork -- according to Moscow -- for "new political-legal realities," that is to... more ››
April 8, 2014
Checking Putin's Eurasian Ambitions
Svante Cornell, Wall Street Journal
Georgia and Azerbaijan can deny Moscow access to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. But they need U.S. support. more ››
April 7, 2014
A Virtual Iron Curtain Falls on Russia
Anna Nemtsova, The Daily Beast
Every morning last week, public relations specialist Roman Fedoseyev dreaded going online, fearful he would find news that the Russian army had crossed the Ukrainian border. The crisis called Crimea haunts the dreams of... more ››
April 7, 2014
Can Putin Be Countered?
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
Putin is in a far better position than many Western policymakers and pundits seem to realize. And turning the tables on him won’t be easy. more ››
April 4, 2014
Why Echo Putin's Propaganda?
Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard
A new Gallup poll of Ukrainians undermines the main rationale for Russia’s aggression towards its neighbor and calls into question the U.S. approach to diplomacy with the Russians, which treats some of the Russian claims as... more ››