Diplomatic Fallout: Why the Ukraine Crisis Is Good for Obama

Will Vladimir Putin or Barack Obama ultimately benefit most from the crisis in Ukraine? Most pundits are betting on the former. The Russian president has pulled off a bravura display of ruthless guile in seizing control of Crimea. His American counterpart has looked limited, calculating that Moscow will want an “off ramp” out of a crisis that currently seems to be going Moscow’s way.

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Mar 12, 2014
Richard Gowan
Peace and Security
Europe, United States