Posts Tagged: Vladimir Putin
Ukraine is in the throes of a human rights crisis, with serious violations on both sides.
To avoid the escalation in east-west tensions, both Putin and Obama need to view each other with a great deal more clarity and understanding.
Vladimir Putin has a point: the United States seems to have discovered international law only recently.
Fashions come and go. And this year, across the broad swath of Eurasia, fascism is in.
Sanctioning Russia may actually reduce its incentive to change course in Crimea.
The deadlock in the UN Security Council combined with Russia’s disregard for Western approval have the U.S. and its allies stymied.
Political divisions in Ukraine are more accurately explained by historic preferences and influence of the local elites than by language.
Even as we condemn the introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, we have to remember that the Cold War is over—and both sides must act that way.
Russia’s response to the Ukrainian crisis and the Olympic Games in Sochi are essentially rooted in the same impetus: Putin’s geopolitical ambitions.
The very fact that Ukrainian protesters can oust their leader and plunge their country into political uncertainty testifies to the diminished influence of the major international players trying to control outcomes in Kiev.