June 5, 2014

Putin Opens Eurasian Pandora's Box

Corboy, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Just over a century ago, Sir Halford Mackinder, the father of geopolitics, posited that the power that controls Eurasia controls the world. Not all agree, but what began as a popular uprising in Kyiv will have far-reaching consequences for Eurasia. Russian aggression against a weak Ukraine, including the annexation of Crimea, is putting in play forces that may reshape Ukraine, Russia and all of Eurasia.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia


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