July 21, 2014

Crisis of the New World Order

Philip Bobbitt, London Evening Standard

The Associated Press

The terrible events in Ukraine, electrified by the interception and destruction of a Malaysian passenger plane, should be a thunderclap, shaking us from our torpor and confusion.

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TAGGED: Russia, Ukraine


July 17, 2014
West Can No Longer Ignore the Ukraine Crisis
Max Boot, Commentary
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July 18, 2014
Don't Let Some Thug in East Ukraine Start a War
Adam Garfinkle, TAI
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July 18, 2014
Why Putin Let MH17 Get Shot Down
James Miller, The Daily Beast
President Putin has been recklessly escalating the crisis in eastern Ukraine since he was embarrassed and outmaneuvered by the Ukrainian president three weeks ago. Allowing a passenger jet to be shot down is the act of an... more ››
July 18, 2014
Downing of Jet Could Escalate Ukraine Crisis
Karen DeYoung, Wash Post
The downing of a Malaysian commercial airliner flying at 33,000 feet over Ukraine could dramatically broaden the Ukrainian crisis, even before it is determined who bears responsibility. What has been a months-long shooting war... more ››