Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Geopolitics, rethinking the "reset" with Russia, breakaway republics, Afghanistan, Africa, and Asia... Plus, articles about the U.S. military and U.S. foreign policy. Scroll down for a selection of articles on the developments in Ukraine.


"We're Witnessing the Most Seismic Geopolitical Events Since 9/11," Ian Bremmer - Business Insider, March 2, 2014


Putin's Russia

"The US and EU have Options to Outmanoeuvre Russia," Nicholas Burns - Financial Times, March 2, 2014  


"Putin and the End of Illusion," Judy Dempsey - Carnegie Europe, March 3, 2014


Breaking Away...

"Kyrgyzstan: The Next Ukraine?" Baktybek Beshimov and Ryskeldi Satke - The Diplomat, March 3, 2014


"Dispatch from Abkhazia," Joshua Kucera - Al Jazeera America, March 3, 2014


Afghanistan's Future

"Lessons From a Lost War," Praveen Swami - The Hindu, March 4, 2014


The "New Asia"?

"The African Paradox," Dominque Moisi - The Korea Herald, March 3, 2014


Women's Rights in South Asia

"Galloping Invisibility," Zahrah Nasir - The Express Tribune, March 3, 2014


Taiwan's Moment of Truth

"Taiwan and China: A Ticking Clock," Joseph A. Bosco - The National Interest, March 3, 2014


The U.S. Military: "It Ain't What it Used to Be."

"Deeply Unsettling," Gary Schmitt and Thomas Donnelly - The Weekly Standard, March 10, 2014


Two Views Regarding U.S. Foreign Policy

"The Ambivalent Superpower," Robert Kagan - Politico Magazine, February 27, 2014


"Drama Power on the Rise? U.S. Soft Power May Increase as a Function of Washington Dysfunction," Mika Aaltola - The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, February, 2014





Extra! Extra! Ukraine's Boiling Point

"Putin's Search for Greatness," Kathryn Stoner - Foreign Affairs, March 2, 2014


"Putin's Playbook: The Strategy Behind Russia's Takeover of Crimea," Uri Friedman - The Atlantic, March 2, 2014


"In Ukraine, Obama's Biggest Test," Michael Hirsh - National Journal, March 2, 2014


"Ukraine Crisis May Thwart Obama Plans From Iran to China," Terry Atlas - Bloomberg, March 3, 2014


"Putin Strengthens his True Enemies," Benjamin Bidder - Spiegel International Online, March 3, 2014


"Putin's Reckless Ukraine Gambit," Eugene Rumer and Andrew S. Weiss - Politico Magazine, March 1, 2014


"Four Steps NATO can Take to Support Ukraine," Ian Brzezinski - Atlantic Council, March 3, 2014


"An American Strategy for Crimea," A. Wess Mitchell - The Polish Institute of International Affairs, March 3, 2014


"Ukraine Crisis Highlights a Critical Gap in European Security," Roderic Lyne - Chatham House, February 28, 2014


"Why Obama Shouldn't Fall for Putin's Ukrainian Folly," Anatol Lieven - Z�calo, March 2, 2014





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