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conflict in Ukraine

It’s Nato that’s empire-building, not Putin (The Spectator)

Two great land powers face each other. One of these powers, Russia, has given up control over 700,000 square miles of valuable territory. The other, the European Union, has gained control over 400,000 of those square miles. Which of these powers is expanding? Read more about It’s Nato that’s empire-building, not Putin (The Spectator)

AP: Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

Tears welled up in Vera Pavliy's eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home. Read more about AP: Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

What Putin learned from Reagan (Foreign Policy)

Тhere was a great power that was worried about its longtime rival’s efforts to undermine it. Its leaders thought the rival power was stronger and trying to throw its weight around all over the world. In fact, this longtime rival was now interfering in places the declining state had long regarded as its own backyard.  Read more about What Putin learned from Reagan (Foreign Policy)

Seven Reasons the U.S. Shouldn’t Help Ukraine’s Fight With Russia (Newsweek)

Ukraine’s military has lost control of the Donetsk airport, and the rebels have launched another offensive. Fortune could yet smile upon Kiev, but as long as Russia is determined not to let the separatists fail, Ukraine’s efforts likely will be for naught. Read more about Seven Reasons the U.S. Shouldn’t Help Ukraine’s Fight With Russia (Newsweek)