'Red Menace' Less Menacing this Time - Cold Cuts at Patton Boggs ---...
REALITY CHECK "Why the Cold War isn't back," by Todd S. Purdum : "[G]rim as the headlines from Ukraine are, the feeling in the capital is nothing like the cold fear that gripped Washington when children were taught to 'duck and cover' and to know the locations of fallout shelters whose ominous black and yellow logos still dot some federal buildings ... (more)
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What does the Invasion of Yalta Mean for the European Peninsula?
Once again it is an anachronism out of the book: When the originator of the international treaty under which Russia had pulled its occupation troops out of central Europe was found dead after a briefing by CameronA s spies, it was determined that the series of such encounters which included other Elders of the London madmanA s monarchist junta ... (more)
Fri Mar 07, 2014
The Crimea policy sausage may be as aged as WWII Yalta
In the continuing rhetorical analogy war for the Urkraine crisis, Al Jazeera America has chosen to use a diplomatic model often revised in subsequent histories of the Allies' meeting at Yalta in 1945 where some claim that "FDR unwittingly helped Stalin enforce his domination over Central and Eastern Europe."
Ukrainian and Russian views on Crimea
Ukraine's interim prime minister has warned the Crimean parliament "no-one in the civilised world" will recognise its referendum on joining Russia.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Garry Kasparov: Cut Off the Russian Oligarchs and They'll Dump Putin
For the second time in six years , Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops across an internationally recognized border to occupy territory.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Ukraine crisis: UN representative ends mission in Crimea following intimidation
UN special envoy Robert Serry was taken from his car at gunpoint in Simferopol, Crimear today, Interfax news agency reports citing the Ukrainian foreign ministry.
Richard Cohen Losing his head in Crimea
Vladimir Nabokov considered Anton Chekhov's “The Lady with the Dog” one of the best short stories ever written.
Colonel Yuri Mamchur
How do you triumph against an oppressor who has an overwhelming advantage in terms of firepower? If you are Mahatma Gandi, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, or Ukrainian Colonel Yuri Mamchur, you practice non-violent direct action.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
'Hard to identify your nationality'
Yuriy Krocha's three children have a lot of questions about the situation in Ukraine.
The Ukranian connection: John Whittingdale amongst MPs criticised for ...
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Real Clear Politics
Obama Stuck in His Cold War Past
Things are moving far too fast in Kiev, Moscow and Crimea to write about events there.
Obama's caution on Ukraine may loom over midterm election...
With Russia's incursion into Ukraine reviving Cold War-style tensions, President Barack Obama is at risk of suffering a blow to his credibility at a time when he can least afford it: as he tries to convince voters to stick with his fellow Democrats in congressional elections that will help shape his legacy.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Northern Virginia Daily
Marino de Medici: Waving the European flag in Kiev is no solution
The young Ukrainians who overthrew the pro-Russian President Yanukovich and waived the flags of the European Union deserve better than the illusion of European help in lieu of concrete support.
The Washington Post
Cohen: Putin's folly in Crimea
Vladimir Nabokov considered Anton Chekhov's "The Lady With the Dog" one of the best short stories ever written.
Crimea: Photos of The Disputed Peninsular 1854-2014
IMAGE OF CAPTAIN LOUIS NOLAN, THE STAFF GALLOPER WHO DELIVERED THE FATEFUL MESSAGE FROM LORD RAGLAN WHICH LED TO THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR.
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Over 5,000 law enforcers take Crimean goverment side in two days
More servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are moving under the jurisdiction of the government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a Crimean administration member told Interfax-AVN on Monday.
Ukraine Jews Call on Russia To End 'Invasion'
Religious communities in Ukraine, including the Jewish community, called on Russia to "stop its aggression against Ukraine" and pull out its troops.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Armed servicemen stand near Russian army vehicles in Crimea.
Kiev: Crimea, a rugged strategic peninsula jutting into the Black Sea that was gifted to Ukraine by a Soviet leader 60 years ago is now the epicentre of a dangerous crisis pitting Russia against the West.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
How Crimea Differs From the Rest of Ukraine
The Crimean peninsula, the main flashpoint in Ukraine's crisis, is a pro-Russia part of Ukraine separated from the rest of the country geographically, historically and politically.
The Boneless Wonder Works Magic in Ukraine
It took a while for me to figure out how Obama kept drawing red lines that other countries wouldn't respect.