Foreign Policy

After Crimea, no avoiding the Georgia question

 

When President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev two weeks ago, the over-arching question was what would the Russians do?  Now that Moscow has invaded Crimea and appears poised to formally absorb the territory...

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Why Libya matters

Two and a half years after Qaddafi’s ouster, Libya still does not have a new constitution.

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Will Mr. Putin drive Congress into the arms of the IMF?

Secretary Kerry and the White House are making the most of the $1 billion in bilateral loan guarantees on offer to Ukraine, but the fact is, this amount looks pretty meager compared to the $15 billion Ukraine’s interim government is now seeking from the IMF.

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False alarms on Iranian ICBMs

Even if Tehran acquired nuclear weapons, the United States already has the posture and capabilities sufficient to safeguard its territory.

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Crimea is not Armageddon

Lamentable though Putin’s aggression is, it doesn’t rise to the level of military response from the United States or its NATO allies any more than the 2008 invasion of Georgia, the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, or the 1956 invasion of Hungary. It would be madness to risk a major power war over this crisis.

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