August 18, 2014

Putin Doesn't Fear Alienating the West

Stephen Blackwell, The National

The Associated Press

Russian president Vladimir Putin shows every intention of keeping the world guessing about his ultimate intentions in Ukraine.

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TAGGED: Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin


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Russia's Food Ban: High Risk, Low-Reward
Mark Adomanis, Moscow Times
The ban on food imports strikes me as an extremely high-risk and low-reward move, one that is likely to cause more harm to Russian consumers than to its putative targets. Rather than targeting a specific weak spot in the EU... more ››
August 17, 2014
Continental Drift Could Scupper Euro Recovery
Daily Telegraph
All of a sudden, the euro crisis is back, though in truth it never really went away. The latest economic figures from the eurozone make bleak reading. Germany, the continent’s biggest economy which appeared to be on the mend,... more ››
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Euro Recovery Grinds to Halt Amid Ukraine Fear
David McHugh, AP
The shaky economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone ground to a halt in the second quarter, as the continent's central pillars - Germany and France - were held back by weaker investment by business and by fears over the crisis... more ››
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Jozef Pilsudski's Europe
Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
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August 6, 2014
NATO Allies Must Pull Weight
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Financial Times
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has led some to call for Nato to be better prepared to counter such surprise attacks. I fully agree. From the start, I have described this crisis as a wake-up call for the alliance, and... more ››