Following the failure of their diplomatic effort to persuade Russia not to seize Crimea, the United States and its allies must fashion a new policy toward the regime of Vladimir Putin: a long-term effort to counter and eventually reverse his aggression.
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The social media world forces us to accept, perhaps more now than ever, the consequences of rocking the boat.
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If, as the Obama administration is convinced, the United States will no longer conduct "long and large stability operations" in foreign countries, then the defense budget it has proposed for next year makes some logical choices.
A popular argument holds that Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a big mistake.
Because of Putin's violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, Ukraine is more likely to look west and prosper. Russia will be increasingly isolated and grow poorer.