Month: March 2014

The postwar order cannot be maintained by allowing westphalian contamination

The postwar order cannot be maintained by allowing westphalian contamination. It’ll fundamentally undermine the rules based system.   Gideon, perhaps calling Obama “weak” isn’t fair. But implying John McCain is in favor of a military solution is unfair too, he said that’s not an option. I have yet to find anyone who seriously favors confronting …

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Putin is sanely driven by internal considerations

Putin really goes well beyond what most sane strategists consider to be a wise course of action in international politics even from a zero sum perspective. But from the same perspective it may be how Putin must organize his own survival. Ukrainians consider themselves closely related to Russians. But Putin’s brinkmanship fundamentally undermines that since …

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