May 24, 2014

A Great Power Outage

Vali Nasr, New York Times

The Associated Press

Vladimir V. Putin’s aggressive play to bring at least eastern Ukraine inside Moscow’s orbit has unveiled far more than his faith in threats and disinformation. It has opened a window on a dangerous confusion among the four leading power centers of the globe about what constitutes strategic power in 2014.

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TAGGED: Geopolitics, China, Europe, United States, Russia


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