May 12, 2014

Just Leave Ukraine Alone

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

The Associated Press

A key principle of liberal politics is self-determination. Step forward the people of Ukraine – not Washington or London.

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The Obama administration’s approach to events in Ukraine and the approach favored by the president’s critics are based on the same faulty premise. Both parties assume Russian President Vladimir Putin has firm control of... more ››
May 7, 2014
Could Ukraine Spark a World War?
Graham Allison, The National Interest
The rapid slide from lawlessness to violence that has claimed the lives of more than sixty people in the Ukrainian cities of Donetsk, Slovyansk, and Odessa in the past week sounds alarms that should be heard more clearly in... more ››
May 7, 2014
Why Ukraine Won't Trigger World War III
Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Quartz
In the more than 50 pages of the World Economic Forum Global Risks 2014 Report, the words Crimea and Ukraine do not appear once. So does the Ukrainian crisis signal the return of revengeful European ghosts from the past? The... more ››
May 8, 2014
What Drives Vladimir Putin?
Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a disaster of a declining population, corruption, authoritarianism, a warped economy, and a high rate of alcoholism. Why, then, would Putin want to ruin additional territory in Crimea and Ukraine... more ››
A DEFINING feature in the diplomacy of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, is to keep everyone guessing—because he can use doubt to magnify his threats, conceal his weaknesses and gain the initiative. That was the... more ››