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Crimea reveals Russian insecurities

Crimea reveals Russian insecurities

March 28, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

When protesters occupied Independence Square in response to Viktor Yanukovych’s initial victory in the 2004 presidential election, Moscow had connections. During the protests of the Orange Revolution that followed the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election, Russian-leaning President Leonid Kuchma met with...

Adam’s Angle: Putin must heed international counsel or face economic disaster

Adam’s Angle: Putin must heed international counsel or face economic disaster

March 13, 2014


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It is easy to accept the false notion that all is well under Putin’s leadership considering his domestic approval rating has improved since the Olympics and the Ukraine crisis. But the Russian economy has already seen the negative effects of Putin’s intervention in Ukraine — its stock marke...

Vittorio’s Razor: U.S. cannot change Russian interests in Ukraine

Vittorio’s Razor: U.S. cannot change Russian interests in Ukraine

March 6, 2014


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The initial rise in social unrest in Kiev and the rest of Ukraine was caused by ex-President Viktor Yanukovych rejecting European Union integration and the European Neighborhood Policy. More accurately, he buckled to pressure from the Kremlin and sought to return to a Russian-backed economic and ...

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Sochi Winter Olympics

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Sochi Winter Olympics

February 14, 2014


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, OPINION

Staff columnists Harry Brown and Adam Fazilbegu dissect the politics of the Sochi Winter Olympics, including LGBT rights, Putin's image, the expensive cost of the games and threats of terrorism. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG4VUpDvtMI[/youtube]

Diplomacy in Syria is based off national interest, not humanitarian

Diplomacy in Syria is based off national interest, not humanitarian

September 24, 2013


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The diplomatic chess game between Russia and the United States over intervention in Syria has put into question the role and force of international law and practice. The situation reveals the anarchic state of international relations, which is geared to competing powerful interests who disregard international...

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