May 21, 2014

Vladimir Putin's New Fifth International

Ariel Cohen, The National Interest

The Associated Press

The extreme right, anti-American, anti-Atlanticist forces in Russia are ready to fight not only dark-skinned migrants and bearded “women" at Eurovision, but also the Euro-Atlantic alliance structure that has protected the West since World War II.

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TAGGED: Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin


In order to deal with Russia, Washington must urgently repair its reputation as the world's only functional bulwark against chaos and injustice. This demands the kind of determination several of America's friends in Europe doubt... more ››
May 11, 2014
The War You Were Expecting? Putin's Won It
David Patrikarakos, Politico
People keep waiting for the “war” to begin in Ukraine. But a 21st century-style war has already begun here, and may be almost over – something that Vladimir Putin seems to understand even if the rest of us do not. more ››
May 12, 2014
Bearded Lady's Win Is One in the Eye for Putin
Cristina Odone, Telegraph
Putin has depicted the West as the decadent incubator of gays and lesbians: too much freedom and diversity have created a soft and libertine people to be pitied and despised. The honest folk of Russia, Georgia and the Ukraine... more ››
May 10, 2014
Putin Has Exposed Europe's Incompetence
Nikolas Gvosdev, WPR
No matter whether the crisis in Ukraine begins to de-escalate in the coming days, Vladimir Putin, with his 19th century outlook, has demonstrated the hollowness of the West’s 21st century approach to Euro-Atlantic security. The... more ››
May 12, 2014
Europe's Left and Right Love Putin
Richard Herzinger, Die Welt
The Russian leader's propaganda machine attracts all sorts of extremist movements in the European Union, on both sides of the political spectrum. more ››