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April 23, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Ukraine: Obama is miscalculating the threat from Russia

The Seattle Times editorial reflects the same naivete the Obama administration has in calculating Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tactical and strategic interests in Ukraine [“All eyes on May 25 presidential election in Ukraine,” Opinion, April 21]. I guarantee “all eyes” are not on this election. And short of electing a pro-Russian leader (not very…

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Comments | More in Ukraine | Topics: President Obama, russia, Ukraine

April 3, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Russia-Ukraine: Don’t trash Cold War containment policy

In her guest column about Russia, professor Glennys Young asserts that the decades-long U.S. policy of containment had nothing to do with winning the Cold War [“Cold War containment is the wrong way to deal with Russia,” Opinion, March 31]. Young’s assertion that American policies played no role in destroying Soviet communism in 1991 — that…

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Comments | More in Ukraine | Topics: Cold War, Glennys Young, Herb Meyer

September 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Not the responsibility of the U.S. I am writing regarding Syria. This is a problem for NATO. [“U.N. probe shows link to Syrian government,” News, Sept. 17.] Rather than lob bombs at another country with unknown consequences and no clear idea of who the rebels are, how about a worldwide embargo and economic sanctions instead? All deaths…

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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military | Topics: bashar assad, rebels, russia