Russia

The Incoherence of Western Foreign Policy

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  The crisis in Ukraine is just the latest in a long series of foreign policy failures brought about by the incoherence in our thinking about foreign relations. On the one hand, we have championed ethnic-national self-determination as the highest international good, while on the other we have assumed that …

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‘This Is the Last Territorial Demand I Have to Make in Europe’

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  Vladimir Putin all but said the above yesterday, after annexing the Crimea — and promising to let alone the rest of the Ukraine. If we just insert Ukraine and Russia for Czechoslovakia and Germany, the following speech could easily be Putin’s: Share This

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Putin Is Putin

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  I am used to being sent bizarre things from readers of The American Conservative, but former Ron Paul foreign-policy adviser Leon Hadar’s accusation that I somehow published on National Review Share This

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The Value of Putin

Putin ends up existing to warn us in the West of what we are not. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Vladimir Putin has the world’s attention this week. The circumstances will remind everyone that reset with Russia is dead. Its working hypothesis — that it was the George W. Bush administration, not the …

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Russian Patriarch to Obama: Syria’s Christians Nearing ‘Extermination’

The leader of Russia’s 150 million Orthodox Christians begs the president not to give aid to Syrian jihadis. by Raymond Ibrahim // PJ Media  While many were fixated on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent letter to the American people, another letter from another Russian leader—this one directly addressed to the U.S. president—was missed. On September 10, …

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