May 13, 2014

Weak or Strong, Obama Can't Save Ukraine

Marc Champion, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

A good deal of U.S. commentary on Ukraine has focused on whether President Obama is being tough enough. The debate is both unrevealing and unhelpful to resolving the serious issue of how to handle a newly expansionist and nationalist Russia.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin


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Boko Haram and the Liberal Elites
Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
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Putin's Dangerous Game
Daily Telegraph
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Where Will Putin Turn Next?
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Don't Worry, Russian History Is on Our Side
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