May 19, 2014

Europe's Most Important Election

Timothy Garton Ash, The Guardian

The Associated Press

If Ukraine can hold a democratic election for its president next Sunday, there's a hope it can return to peaceful negotiations.

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TAGGED: Kiev, Russia, Ukraine, Europe


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Kiev 2014 Is Not Berlin 1948
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May 11, 2014
How to Curb Russian and Chinese Aggression
Tom Friedman, NY Times
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May 13, 2014
Why EU Sanctions Are a Bluff
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While the EU currently shows a united front on possible economic penalties against Russia for its interference in Ukraine, that could change once more serious sanctions are on the table. Germany is struggling to maintain the... 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 ››