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Tag Archives: Ukraine
A possible Putin strategic apology
Some commentators suggest that Mr. Putin is in a difficult position and will find it impossible to explain this event or save face. See for example Tom Nichols excellent piece Panic in Red Square. I believe that reputation … Continue reading
Posted in statesmanship, strategy, transparency, war Tagged Donetsk, Government of Ukraine, President Putin, Putin, Russia, Tom Nichols, Ukraine, United States, Vladimir Putin Comments Off on A possible Putin strategic apology
A response to Paul Pillar on Ukraine
In his essay NATO Expansion and the Road to Simferopol Mr Pillar makes several arguments to suggest that the European Union, the United States, and NATO were as much responsible for Russia’s interventions in Ukraine as the Russian. His argument, … Continue reading
Posted in Government, statesmanship, strategy, war Tagged China, Eastern Europe, European Union, NATO, Russia, Ukraine, United States, West Comments Off on A response to Paul Pillar on Ukraine
Has Putin’s claim to bring glory back to Russia masked his betrayal?
If Putin wanted to bring glory back to Russia, he would be doing the following. First, he would improve health care. Second, he would improve higher education. Third, he would create jobs. Fourth, he would free his … Continue reading
Posted in Government, military, statesmanship, strategy, Uncategorized, war Tagged China, Crimea, European Union, Putin, Russia, Sochi, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin 1 Comment