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Posts Tagged ‘Putin

UNDERSTANDING OTHERS

November 28, 2014

It amazes me that we see so little in the media about the motivation of those we disagree with. Topical instances are Russian Aggression under Putin and young British Muslims going off to enlist as terrorists. One can argue that understanding them is irrelevant because we are going to oppose them anyway, but it may […]

PUTIN AND POWER

March 31, 2014

There is extensive news coverage about Ukraine and Putin’s land-grab of Crimea. What will happen next, and why? It is pretty clear that nobody is going to start a shooting war to stop him. Not the EU and not the USA. Putin knows it. The politicians and the commentators talk a lot about economic sanctions […]

STILL SYRIA

September 9, 2013

Obama is back from Moscow, with Putin and some others firmly against him. He still seems keen to attack Syria, and will try to get congressional backing.If he gets approval, and does attack, the US will be on their own except for (maybe) France. There will be a great many deaths and no certainty of […]