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Putin's Great Game

Howard Schweber | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Howard Schweber

Putin's game is larger than Syria, and his audience is not the American voters, although he is happy to take advantage of the dysfunctional state of American politics. Putin's audience is somewhere else entirely: the capitals of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and China.

Americans Are War-Weary, But Washington Is Not

Jeff Faux | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Jeff Faux

There are no obvious humanitarian or foreign policy benefits to justify the risk of sparking a region-wide conflagration. Moreover, Obama risks a major domestic backlash. The president and his foreign policy advisers know all this. So why are they willing to take such enormous risks?