May 20, 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: Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kiev


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Kiev 2014 Is Not Berlin 1948
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This month marks 65 years since the successful conclusion of the Berlin Airlift, and the anniversary has provided supporters of a tougher U.S. line on Ukraine a useful analogy. The U.S. resupplied Berlin in 1948-49, the... more ››
May 11, 2014
How to Curb Russian and Chinese Aggression
Tom Friedman, NY Times
Americans may think we’ve lost influence in the world, but, the truth is, many people out here want our “presence” more than ever. This is especially true of those living on the borders of Russia and China, who are each... more ››
May 14, 2014
The West's Fine Line in Ukraine
Allan Massie, The Scotsman
Denying that Moscow has a genuine interest in the goings-on in the former Russian state won’t make the problem go away. more ››
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Europe's Economic Iron Curtain
Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View
Looking at Europe as an entity centered in Brussels does not provide the best view of the web of interdependencies born of Moscow's erstwhile role as the nexus of a huge region. Few people can correctly place all its countries on... more ››