An Age of Seriousness Returns
Until Friday, we lived in an age where the United States government could, with a straight face, assert that the most serious national security issue of our time is global warming. Until Friday, we lived in an age where men could be thought of as boys, living in their parents’ basement, on their parents’ insurance, tweeting angrily in support of two dudes and an | Read More »
What Do We Do About Ukraine?
There is obviously much outrage about the Russian occupation of Crimea, a semi-autonomous region of Ukraine. There has been widespread condemnation among western nations for Russia’s “invasion.” However, the United States has a credibility problem when it seeks to condemn the Russian invasion, as the U.S. has been no stranger to invading foreign nations which are further away and less of a national security interest | Read More »
Only Democrats Can Be Prophets
Back in 2008, the foreign policy press corp of America ridiculed Sarah Palin for predicting that Barack Obama’s displays of weakness and softness would set the stage for a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Blake Hounshell, then the left leaning editor of Foreign Policy and now Deputy Editor of Politico’s magazine, labeled the claim “strange.” After Hounshell’s 2008 article started circulating on twitter the other day, | Read More »
World Markets Watch Situation in Ukraine and Bitcoin Gets ATMs
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the reaction of world markets and the dawn of Bitcoin ATMs.
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Hey,Obama!! How’s That Russian “Reset” Doing Now?
How quickly we forget then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and that goofy laugh as she and her Russian counterpart pressed a mock button “resetting” US-Russian relations. How soon we forget the then-laughed off comments by Sarah Palin about Russian ambitions with an eye on the Ukraine. How soon we forget the Romney-Obama debate with Obama asserting the “the 80’s called and wants their foreign | Read More »
John Kerry talks a lot, says very little about #Ukraine.
Oh, brother. Bob Schieffer: The President spoke to Vladimir Putin we are told for 90 minutes yesterday. The White House is describing it as the toughest phone call of his presidency. DO you think it had any impact? What John Kerry said:
Marxist Theory and Communist Reality Come Face to Face in Ukraine
A Marxist theorist and Communist realist are head to head in the battle for the once Soviet controlled Ukraine. When this is over, one leader will triumph, another skulk away. The differences between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama and their ability to lead will be more blatantly obvious as this crisis wears on. With Russian troops reportedly in Crimea, Obama has once again and laughingly | Read More »
On Ukraine & Yanukovych
As I’ve watched the events in Ukraine unfold, I’ve kept silent. If you weren’t aware, last time I wrote about the country it didn’t work out so well for me. Apparently I have a wheelhouse and foreign policy isn’t part of it; so I’ve been told anyway. It isn’t in my nature, however, to watch suffering and say nothing. And due to my history of | Read More »
And the setup of a Russian client state in Crimea continues apace.
Told you this would happen. Meet the new boss, taking orders from the old bosses: The newly installed, pro-Russia prime minister of Crimea declared on Saturday that he had sole control over the military and the police in the disputed peninsula and he appealed to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for help in safeguarding the region. [snip] In his statement Saturday, the Crimean prime | Read More »
A Ukrainian’s View on the Situation in Kiev
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Iryna Fedets to discuss the revolution in Ukraine, the issues that lead to the now deadly protests, and what to expect next in this divided country.
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The Ukraine, America and The GOP
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. Mao Zedong Every crisis contains two facets. There is, of course, the problem. This is why risk-averse, beneficent individuals would prefer that crisis periods occur as infrequently as possible. A crisis will also present an opportunity. This is why risk-hungry, non-benevolent individuals never want to see one | Read More »
Ukraine Looking for Financial and Political Stability in Wake of Revolution
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Ukrainian revolution, the financial state of the country and how Russia’s involvement in forging a lasting peace.
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Dear #EuroMaidan: President @BarackObama Is Not Your Friend
Everyone remembers this, no? I dare you not to view that video with fresh new eyes. I mean, do you honestly think that Obama’s statement was showing support for you guys? Ha! Peggy Noonan frisks the statement*: Here is what Mr. Obama said Wednesday, as the moment approached crisis in Kiev: The U.S. holds the Ukrainian government “primarily responsible” for restoring peace. “We expect peaceful | Read More »
*Possibly* good news coming out of #ukraine.
If true, at least. Parliament taking charge, with authority of restored constitution. Seems to be a parliamentary coup on president . #ukraine. Developing — Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) February 22, 2014
Ukraine Election Success
Yesterday Ukraine successfully held their most democratic elections in the history of their young independence. Observers from around the globe dispersed throughout the country and reported overall success in the election of 450 new members to Ukraine’s parliament. In the weeks leading up to the election, the recent change to election law and past issues of corruption were the topics of many debates. Coverage by | Read More »