May 10, 2014

Putin's Zombie Apocalypse

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

The most threatening thing Vladimir Putin has done in eastern Ukraine, worse than his massing of troops and trumping-up of separatist movements, is the way the Russian President has unleashed, on our shores, a zombie apocalypse.

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TAGGED: Cold War, Russia


May 9, 2014
How Offshore Finance Sank Western Soft Power
Ben Judah, American Int.
For a long time now, the West has lived off its Cold War reputation in Eastern Europe. But this reputation is now spent, thanks to Western complicity in offshore finance’s pillage of post-Soviet states. more ››
April 28, 2014
The New Wave of Russian Exiles
Masha Gessen, New York Times
There is a look I have learned to recognize over the last few months — the look of intense concentration that masks complete disorientation. It’s the look of having had the ground kicked right out from right under your... more ››
April 28, 2014
Russia Losing Hegemony in Chess
Yasser Seirawan, Wall Street Journal
While he has taken over Crimea with relative ease, Vladimir Putin is presiding over the loss of an asset no doubt far... more ››
April 29, 2014
The Sanctions Illusion
Fred Kaplan, Slate
Sanctions are a time-honored technique for punishing a leader who’s misbehaved, or deterring him from misbehaving further. The problem is, they're usually not very successful. more ››
Despite what Putin says about antisemitism in the new Kiev government, Ukraine's Jews are committed to independence. more ››