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Putin’s Attack On East Ukraine Began Today: What This Means For Europe And The US

Apr 8th, 2014 | By

Paul Roderick Gregory Vladimir Putin had to act before the Ukrainian presidential election of May 25, at which time his narrative of neo-Nazis and nationalist extremists in charge of Ukraine would vanish into thin air.  Even Putin’s genius spin meisters could not portray a President Poroshenko from ex-boxer Klitschko’s UDAR party as a wild eyed extremist,…

The Limits of Soft Power

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

Michael Cecire | April 1, 2014 The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already punctured much of the prevailing foreign-policy thinking that had become pro forma in Washington and Europe. In particular, the notion that Western unilateral disarmament can somehow be balanced or compensated for with less tangible forms of influence—soft power—has much to answer for…