Browsing All posts tagged under »Ukraine Political Turmoil«

Will Ukraine’s New President Be Able To Stop Russia’s Imperial Ambitions?

May 26, 2014 by

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By Rob Bluey ~ Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire candy tycoon, declared victory with about 56 percent of the vote, according to exit polls. The “Chocolate King,” as he’s known, finished well ahead of Yulia Tymoshenko, a former Ukrainian prime minister, who had about 13 percent. Under Ukrainian law, presidential candidates who receive more than 50 […]

Putin Is Outwitting The West With A Soviet-Era Bag of Dirty Tricks

May 18, 2014 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D.~ George Kennan was the State Department‘s top hand on Moscow. As the U.S.-Soviet alliance unraveled after World War II, no one seemed to understand the Kremlin better than Kennan. One of his most insightful observations was cautionary: Do not think about the standoff with the Soviet Union as principally a military […]

Greens Help Putin Bully Europe

May 16, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Green movement has betrayed the West. It’s made Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin stronger and democracies like ours more helpless. Wondered why Europe is doing so little to stop Russia stealing Ukrainian territory? It’s not just because Europe has let its military forces run down, but because it’s given Russia the […]

Understanding The Ukraine Conflict

May 3, 2014 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Today’s cartoon is an explanation of what’s happening that no one else will tell you. We live in a media-run world which tells you who is good and who is bad. Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Much Ado About The Ukraine

April 30, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Events in the Ukraine are now big headlines and the topic of a torrent of commentaries by experts on Russia, the European Union, NATO and related subjects. The whole thing began after protests forced its president to flee to Russia, followed by the Russian Federation’s annexation of Crimea as disputes between […]

Q And A On Ukraine: After Losing Crimea To Russia, What Next?

April 6, 2014 by

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By Amy Payne ~ Russia essentially took over part of Ukraine and still reportedly has troops along the country’s border. We asked Heritage’s Margaret Thatcher Fellow, Luke Coffey, what the situation is like and what the U.S. should be doing. The Foundry: So Crimea voted to leave Ukraine and become part of Russia again. Was […]

Obama’s War On America Is His Top Priority

April 1, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ We all know that the “sanctions” Obama has placed on a few of Putin’s pals thus far and those Obama wants the European Union to impose will have no affect whatever on Putin’s decision to annex the Crimea from Ukraine. One of Obama’s solutions to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty includes giving it […]

Anything But Reality TV: Obama CBS Interview On Ukraine

March 29, 2014 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D.~ President Obama ended a quick trip through Europe with a “CBS Evening News” interview in Rome, where he shared his latest thinking on the ongoing crisis in Crimea. It was one of the poorest performances by a world statesman since Neville Chamberlain’s press comments after returning from Munich in 1938. Obama’s […]

Baltics Next For Putin?

March 23, 2014 by

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By John C. Wohlstetter ~ Tsar Vlad the Bad may have more in mind…. Ukraine’s Ill Wind.  Begin with President Obama’s flaccid remarks re Ukraine, ISO common ground with Vladimir Putin, delivered yesterday, announcing sanctions so weak the WaPo editors ridiculed them–“…we’ll know that the president’s calibrations are adequate when they cause Russia’s markets to […]

The Dirty Tricks Putin Is Now Using

March 23, 2014 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D.~ Who killed Kennedy? The CIA. Who introduced AIDS to Africa? The CIA. Sure, it’s crazy talk. But those stories were two of Moscow’s most successful disinformation campaigns during the Cold War. And now Vladimir Putin is reviving these dirty tricks. That’s the argument made in Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret […]

The Path To War

March 20, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Having lived through the long Cold War with the former Soviet Union, including the Cuban Missile crisis, my thoughts over those years were that their leaders would not risk war because the outcome would be disastrous for Russia. When it collapsed in 1991, its Eastern Europe satellite states broke free to […]

Russia Takes Crimea, Obama Humiliated

March 19, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ And so the borders are redrawn in a world in which the US is weak: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crimean leaders have signed a treaty to make the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol part of the Russian Federation. During his address in parliament the Russian leader stressed […]

U.S. Energy, The Ukraine, And Russia

March 17, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The Ukraine came apart when a protest against its president forced him to flee to Russia. The issue was whether the Ukraine would be allied with Russia or with the European Union. Due to a combination of the obscene corruption of its former president, Viktor Yanukovych, and the mismanagement of the […]

Will There Be Two Ukraines?

March 15, 2014 by

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By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Ukraine is the largest country in Europe (if we exclude the giant, Russia, most of which is in Asia).  The Ukraine is just one more country in the world facing what Robert Kaplan calls “the revenge of geography.” The location of a country can tell us if they are protected […]

Poll: Putin Stronger Than Obama

March 15, 2014 by

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By Todd Thurman ~ Three out of four Americans say Russian President Vladimir Putin is a strong leader, but less than half regard President Obama as one,  according to an Economist/YouGov poll. Worse for Obama, a majority of Americans (55 percent) think he is a weak leader, as Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner gleaned from […]

What Putin Sees When He Looks To The West

March 14, 2014 by

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By Peter Brookes ~ While we wring our hands over whether we have any options in preventing Crimea from being slowly — but almost surely — sucked into the Russian sphere of influence for good, the fact is that the Kremlin clearly thought it could get away with it. Why? Weakness. There’s no doubt that […]

Smartest President Ever?

March 12, 2014 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ The things I feared most when Barack Obama was elected to a second term are unfolding.Last Friday night, Obama said: “There will be costs” if Russia invades the Crimea. Hours later, Russian soldiers moved in. Remember that 3 AM phone call Hillary Clinton warned us about in 2008? Remember Saturday Night […]

It Takes A Rogue Nation To Stop A Rogue State

March 8, 2014 by

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By Daniel Greenfield ~ The international community looked into Putin’s eyes and blinked. Multilateralism has failed as badly as it did in the days of the League of Nations, but then again it never actually worked. The international order that everyone pretends is a real force in world affairs is really the United States and […]

The Crimean War

March 6, 2014 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Yup. I had to go to Wikipedia for the “History lesson” . . . and then to Google Maps for the “Geography lesson.” We Jews have witnessed generations of game-changing cataclysmic events. Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Putin’s Folly

March 5, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Photos of Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, often show him shirtless, riding a horse, shooting, catching large fish, and close to wild animals. It is the kind of public relations intended to emphasize his manliness and strength. Putin has made it clear over the years that he wants to restore the size […]

Round Two: The New Push For War

March 2, 2014 by

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By Peter Farmer ~ Having failed last year to get the war they wanted in Syria, the western political/economic elites are trying again – this time in the Ukraine. After a lull in the action, which included the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the gamesmanship between east and west is again heating up against […]

Russia Threatens To Invade Ukraine

March 2, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ This is getting very dangerous: Russia’s parliament has given President Vladimir Putin the go-ahead to send troops into Ukraine, despite a warning from Washington that such a deployment would results in “costs’’ for Moscow and alarm among Western nations including Australia, sparking a UN Security Council emergency meeting this morning. The […]

Can Ukraine Avoid Partition?

March 1, 2014 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ I wish it were as easy as goodies against baddies, students against secret policemen, democrats against autocrats. In the early stages of an uprising – what we might call the Arab Spring Phase – Western media, wanting to simplify things for their readers, gloss over the complexities. Later, when things turn […]