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Putin Ukraine Crisis

Kissinger: Putin Is Not Stalin

Peter Mellgard | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Peter Mellgard

"Putin feels deeply aggrieved by Western actions, and he reacts in a manner that Peter the Great would have understood. It's brutal. But I do not think we face the same phenomenon as the Cold War."

Putin Isn't Chasing After Empire in Ukraine; He Fears a Color Revolution at Home

Dmitry Gorenburg | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Dmitry Gorenburg

Russian leaders see the protests in Ukraine as part of a Western plot. For them, color revolutions are not manifestations of popular will but a new form of warfare invented by Western governments seeking to remove independently minded national governments. They have argued that this is part of a global strategy to force foreign values on a range of nations around the world that refuse to accept U.S. hegemony, and that Russia was a particular target of this strategy.

Brzezinski: NATO Should Stop Putin From Restoring Czarist Empire

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, remains one of America’s top strategic thinkers going back t...

A New, Senseless Cold War Is Now Inevitable

Vasily Kashin | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Vasily Kashin

The first Cold War was the result of the total opposition of two systems. This likely second Cold War, meanwhile, is simply the result of conflicting U.S. and Russian interests. It is a conflict that has spiraled out of control due to serious political mistakes, arrogance and lack of foresight on both sides. How long will this second Cold War last, and how will it end? There is a widespread belief among Chinese experts that the Ukrainian crisis has given China a 10-year "strategic break" in its clash with the U.S. This view is likely close to the truth.

Top Russian General Lays Bare Putin's Plan for Ukraine

Robert Coalson | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Robert Coalson

General Valery Gerasimov writes about how "a perfectly thriving state can, in a matter of months and even days, be transformed into an arena of fierce armed conflict, become a victim of foreign intervention, and sink into a web of chaos, humanitarian catastrophe, and civil war." This is achieved, Gerasimov writes, by "the broad use of political, economic, informational, humanitarian, and other non-military measures applied in coordination with the protest potential of the population." The goal is "to create a permanently operating front through the entire territory of the enemy state."

Russia Has Already Invaded Ukraine: Strobe Talbott

Nathan Gardels | Posted 10.18.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

"It has been an invasion that is already well in place. It is detrimental to managing the situation to play along with the transparent falsehood that the Russians are putting out that they have not invaded Ukraine. Putin is not only looking to the past instead of the future. Worse, he is looking to the past as a model for the future."

Putin's Tourists Enter Ukraine

Dmitry Tymchuk | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Dmitry Tymchuk

As events unfold in Ukraine, the Ukraine Informational Resistance -- a network of Ukrainian professors and intellectuals in Ukraine and abroad -- will keep The WorldPost readers informed about events from their perspective.

What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — In some ways, the venue Vladimir Putin chose and the emotional lecture he gave the world about Russia's actions in Ukraine said it all...

Putin's Clever Game of Chess

Nicholas Burns | Posted 05.04.2014 | World
Nicholas Burns

Russia has produced innumerable chess grandmasters, and its president for life, Vladimir Putin, is no exception. Picture him brooding silently over the geopolitical chessboard as he planned his latest move -- the weekend's swift, stunning, and unprovoked invasion of Crimea. His boldness took America and Europe by surprise and gave Putin a decided advantage at the match's start.