Posts Tagged ‘ Barack Obama ’

How Putin Is Reinventing Warfare

May 7th, 2014 | By

Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin’s strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics. Peter Pomerantsev May 5, 2014 The Kremlin, according to Barack Obama, is stuck in the “old ways,” trapped in Cold War or even 19th century mindsets. But look closer at the Kremlin’s actions during the crisis…


Russia action ‘price worth paying’

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

William Hague has insisted damage to the British economy from imposing trade sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis would be a “price worth paying”. The Foreign Secretary said the EU, US and allies would be bringing forward further travel bans and asset freezes against Moscow over the coming days as punishment for its “bullying”…


The cost of Putin’s adventurism in Ukraine

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

David Ignatius April 15, 2014 As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does to the United States or Europe. For Putin, this is an existential crisis; for the West, so far, it isn’t —…


DISPATCH: The Siege of Sloviansk

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

Inside a brewing insurgency as Ukraine sends in the tanks to quell unrest in its chaotic East. BY DAVID PATRIKARAKOS APRIL 15, 2014 Kiev, Ukraine — Large contingents of Ukrainian forces are now on the move near Sloviansk and the nearby town of Kramatorsk, where separatists have also seized a government building. But the mood…


EU-US axis under strain in Ukraine crisis

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

By Andrew Gardner April 16, 2014 US further advanced than divided EU on next stage of sanctions against Russia. The European Union is struggling to stay in step with the United States as together they attempt to face down Russia over its interference in eastern Ukraine. While the US is looking to ratchet up sanctions…


You Tube Shatters Russian Lies About Troops In Ukraine: Putin Denies To Obama

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

Paul Roderick Gregory April 14, 2014 “The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, rejected in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama charges that his regime stands behind the separatist unrest in Ukraine. These are speculations that rest on imprecise information, according to President Putin.” Statement of the Putin Administration, April 14, 2014 The facts are…


Mr. Putin: Tear Down That Potemkin Village In Crimea

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

Grigory Potemkin, a favorite of Catherine the Great, built fake villages to impress the Czarina on her 1787 inspection tour of the Dnieper region. Potemkin’s carpenters built stage-set villages on the banks of the Dnieper. After the royal barge passed, Potemkin dismantled and rebuilt the village downstream for Catherine to admire the next day and…


Crimea Has Voted To Join Russia In A Vote Recognized By Few Besides Russia

Mar 17th, 2014 | By

The White House warns of destabilization. By Max Seddon Updated 6:00 p.m. ET — SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — “SEVASTOPOL IS THE MOST RUSSIAN CITY,” read a sign draped across an overpass in the outskirts of this port city on the Black Sea, emotionally closer to Russia than even the rest of the Crimean peninsula. By Sunday…