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Don’t Forget About Ukraine

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ISIS. ISIS. ISIS.
Since the beginning of the ISIS insurgency in Iraq just a few weeks ago, the world’s attention has been focused squarely on containing – and possibly fighting – this dangerous organization.
To be sure, the implications of… Continue reading

Putin Is Undermining Ukraine’s Democracy — And Obama Is Letting Him

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Vladimir Putin’s disdain for democracy is no secret.
He has quashed dissent at home, and the passage on Tuesday of a new “Blogger Law” is only the latest move by the Kremlin to control media and police the internet. As… Continue reading

Lacking Leadership On Ukraine — And Everywhere Else

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As of late, there have been a series of scathing criticisms of current US foreign policy, especially concerning our inaction in Ukraine.
The Economist asked, “What would America fight for?” Unsurprisingly, the answer was far from clear. As the editorial… Continue reading

Obama Orders New Sanctions Against Russia

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After more than a month of threats, the Obama administration ordered travel bans and asset freezes for seven Russian officials, including two said to be in Putin’s inner circle, and froze assets for 17 companies this morning. Thirteen Russian companies… Continue reading

Putin Blames The US For Ukrainian Unrest And Reserves Right To Military Action

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Though Putin has had his hand in the events of the last week in Ukraine, he actually hadn’t made any formal comments – until today.
In an hour long, unscripted press conference in Moscow, Putin called the events in Ukraine… Continue reading

Prepare For A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

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It has become clear that Russian President Putin took President Obama’s words at his press conference yesterday for exactly what they were: rhetoric.
This morning, Putin requested – and received – authorization from the Russian Senate to use military force… Continue reading