Vladimir Putin

Ukraine War, May 27, 2022 (I): Kissinger’s exhortation to remember Russia’s importance in Europe and to not get swept up “in the mood of the moment”; Talk of not humiliating Russia is nonsensical when Putin and Russia have humiliated themselves, through their actions, for centuries to come

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Ukraine War, May 24, 2022: Kissinger advocates giving Putin territory in exchange for “peace”

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Ukraine War, May 23; 2022: Mitt Romney–“We Must Prepare for Putin’s Worst Weapons”; Anne Applebaum dissects the illusion of an off-ramp for Putin; María R. Sahuquillo reports on the fighting

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Ukraine War, May 22, 2022: Putin’s catastrophic war; Putin seriously ill according to Christopher Steele and others; Current military situation

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Ukraine War, May 21, 2022: SATIRE–Russia bans 93 Americans from travel to Russian Federation; Families of John McCain, Harry Reid, and Orrin Hatch reportedly in consultations with CIA regarding circumvention of ban; “Ghost operation” apparently under consideration

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Ukraine War, May 19, 2022: Putin assumes defeat will cost him his life (Interview with Graham Allison); West must find way to live with Putin, carefully weigh risk of nuclear escalation with every decision (Updated May 20, 2022)

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Ukraine War, May 14, 2022 (I): NATO countries lack strategy to persuade non-allied countries to condemn Russia and join coalition; U.K. seeks to boost arms sales to India, as India increases oil imports from Russia;

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Ukraine War, May 11, 2022 (I): Spinning leaked revelations about intelligence sharing, U.S. officials evidence continued confusion about international law; Azovstal steelworks fighters plead for evacuation of wounded; France and Germany push back on American war aims; U.S. should limit war aims to requirements of U.N. Charter and international law

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Ukraine War, May 10, 2022 (II): The hard work ahead in the non-allied countries, to get them to joint the anti-Russian coalition

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Ukraine War, May 9, 2022: Putin has changed May 9 from Victory Over Fascism Day to Victory of Russian Fascism Day; Overview of Russian military failures; Warning on U.S. war aims, euphoria among Biden’s advisers

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Ukraine War, May 7, 2022 (III): Desperate plight of Ukrainian fighters in Azovstal steelwork; Urgent need for international action to avoid massacre

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Ukraine War, May 3, 2022 (II): Pope Francis’ confused comments on Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Ukraine War, May 2, 2022: American intelligence indicates Putin plans to annex southern Ukraine; If Russia annexes southern Ukraine, “Permanent War” likely; U.S. intelligence agencies provide critical assistance to Ukraine

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Ukraine War, May 1, 2022: Conditions for negotiation and settlement; Russia running out of precision-guided weapons; Warning against war aim of humiliating Russia

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Ukraine War, April 26, 2022: Another day in the war; Lavrov makes new nuclear threats

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Ukraine War, April 25, 2022: Finland and Sweden agree to jointly request NATO membership; Trip by Blinken and Austin to Kviv reveals muddled thinking in Biden’s foreign policy team

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