Putin’s Intentions in Eastern Ukraine

On June 27, 2014, Posted by , In Brian Preece,Europe, By ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Putin’s Intentions in Eastern Ukraine

Moscow simply will not tolerate a Ukrainian government that is not at least somewhat malleable to Russia’s interests. If Ukraine cooperates with Russia, it is certain that the eastern revolts will fade with time. If Ukraine spites its larger neighbor, the chaos will continue. By feeding the unrest, Moscow manages to keep a hook in Kiev’s mouth, allowing it to pull their victim in whatsoever direction it so chooses.

Buying Time

On January 31, 2012, Posted by , In Europe,Middle East, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Buying Time

Recently the European Union has been building up to the implementation of “crippling” new sanctions against the government of Iran. These new sanctions were finally revealed on January 23 and their primary focus is on limiting Iran’s oil export capability. Despite the strong rhetoric, these sanctions will not truly be…