August 21, 2014

NATO Expansion: Genius or Historic Mistake?

Eugene Rumer, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Two decades after the debate about NATO enlargement pitted “NATO-firsters” against “Russia-firsters,” both sides have had reasons to say, “I told you so.” And they did. But with Russia and Ukraine poised to go to war with each other, it doesn’t really matter that they did. Little can be done about the escalating crisis in Eastern Europe, even though it was predictable and predicted.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: NATO, Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

August 12, 2014
Ukraine Is Winning, but Will Putin Invade?
Chrystia Freeland, Politico
No matter how hard Putin tries to spin it (or to turn from attack line into a reality), Ukraine isn’t a failed state, prey to domestic extremists and weakened by civil war. This is a young country swiftly uniting around the... more ››
August 14, 2014
Obama's Foreign Policy Record: TBD
Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
This is all intrinsically connected with optics: America's reputation for power as perceived by its friends and enemies. To wit, the Israelis might not have liked Kissinger or Baker, but they feared them. They neither like nor... more ››
August 13, 2014
What Crimea Says about Putin's Future
Matthias Schepp, Der Spiegel
President Vladimir Putin made himself immensely popular among Russians by annexing the Crimean Peninsula. But with the situation in eastern Ukraine volatile, it remains unclear how the move will ultimately be judged. A trip... more ››
August 13, 2014
Russia Delivers a Blow to Globalization
Anne Applebaum, National Post
While it lasted, globalization was a beguiling tale we told ourselves about the future. The world is interconnected and therefore getting not just richer but more peaceful. The technologies of international capitalism —... more ››
August 12, 2014
How Long Can the U.S. Rely on Russian Titanium?
Dan McGroarty, RCW
With the U.S. ratcheting up Russian sanctions in response to Vladimir Putin's unrepentant assault on Ukraine, word comes that U.S. manufacturers Boeing and United Technologies are building up aerospace-grade titanium stocks from... more ››