April 18, 2014

Czar Vlad Is Changing the Rules of the Game

Jeff Simpson, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Czar Vladimir wants to change the map of Eastern Europe, and perhaps other areas contiguous to Russia. His actions challenge the assumption that Great Power rivalry in Europe was dead. Even during the Cold War, neither the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact nor the United States and NATO sought to change the borders of Europe. And when the Soviet Union imploded and became a shrunken Russia, the assumption remained that Great Power rivalries were a thing of the past. Europe had learned from its history, or so we thought.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Russia

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