Obama: Hello? Hello, Vladimir? I can't hear you very well. Is that a bear? Um... can you possibly get rid of the bear? Oh -- sure, I can wait. (Obama waits several seconds) Hello, again. You what? You wrestled the bear to the ground?
Signals are already being sent to Mr. Vladimir Putin from Serbian "brothers" both from Bosnia and Serbia.
As East-West tensions steadily deteriorate, Ukrainian leftists may wonder what has become of their Western counterparts. Locked into a rigid ideologi...
NATO should be getting the message. Someone in Brussels should be ordering a big cake, compiling the festschrift, preparing golden parachutes for the top brass, and getting the "mission accomplished" banner printed up.
Putin is being consistent with his training in martial arts and the KGB -- he is disciplined, calculating, precise, and seized an opportunity that presented itself in pursuit of his objectives. His thought process is not driven by Western principles, but, rather, realpolitik.
No one can pretend to read Putin's mind but one thing is a fact by now: economic sanctions so far have had little impact on Russian leader. Threatening more sanctions if Russia were to invade is not likely to prevent an invasion anymore than it did in Crimea.
We made no offer to send monitors to help ensure a fair election. Instead, Western leaders challenged the idea of holding any referendum. Is this Russian aggression or support of self-determination?
While it's easy to get caught up in the famous names gracing the halls of the Women in the World Summit, the main attraction is how the event gives a voice to the voiceless.
Deputies leapt to their feet with each new exhortation. Finally, someone was telling it like it was. But Putin wasn't done.
As our elected officials discuss the Ex-Im Bank, it is essential that they not brush these critical humanitarian issues under the rug. The American public deserves to know where our taxpayer money is going.
If you can't formulate a geopolitical strategy without using God or history as a fail-safe, then you don't have a strategy. You have wishful thinking masquerading as one.
Were more decision-makers to see and listen to average Ukrainian women, they would hear a consistent complaint: After years of corruption, women want a fair system with economic opportunity.
In his speech in Brussels on March 26, President Barack Obama refuted Vladimir Putin's assertions regarding the wrongs of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It is important to look at Obama's own moral arguments in justifying an invasion that a majority of U.S. citizens regard as a major U.S. foreign policy disaster.
You know the old saying. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
It is clear than that whatever is decided between the United States, Russia and the Ukraine, the most important ingredient is to put Ukraine on the road to stable economic development.
Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.