April 20, 2014

Vladimir Putin's Totally Badass Year

David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Try and tell me the Russian president isn't winning … for now.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia


April 9, 2014
Why Vladimir Putin Confounds the West
Neil Macdonald, CBC News
As U.S. President Barack Obama noted last month, Russia no longer leads a bloc of nations, as it once did. Nor does it any longer stand for an ideology that for better or worse inspired the poor and subjugated worldwide. Putin... more ››
April 13, 2014
Putin Can Take Ukraine Without an Invasion
Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast
Andrei Illarionov, a Putin advisor turned critic, has been predicting the twists of the Ukraine crisis. Now he says Putin will be able to achieve his goals without firing a shot. more ››
The deal promises to arrest what had looked like an accelerating slide into anarchy or even civil war in eastern Ukraine. As Secretary of State John F. Kerry pointed out, so far it exists merely as “words on paper,”... more ››
April 8, 2014
Putin's War of Nerves in Ukraine
David Blair, Daily Telegraph
Will Vladimir Putin take the next step and invade eastern Ukraine? He certainly has the forces available: anything between 30,000 and 50,000 Russian troops are massed near Ukraine’s border, depending on whose figures you... more ››
April 9, 2014
Putin's Borrowed Playbook
David Ignatius, Washington Post
Putin, the former KGB officer, may in fact be taking a page out of America's playbook during the Ronald Reagan presidency, when the Soviet empire began to unravel thanks to a relentless U.S. covert-action campaign. Rather than... more ››