Now it’s personal.
By upping the ante with his threat to isolate Russia with sanctions over Crimea, Barack Obama risks setting off a cycle of confrontation with Vladimir Putin.
And despite his reluctance to play Cold War-style chess with the Russian president, a degeneration into a new great power rivalry cannot be [...]
Russia may suspend nuclear arms inspections agreed in a treaty with the United States in reaction to Western sanctions over Ukraine, Russian news agencies today quoted an unnamed defence ministry source as saying.
The pact is the linchpin of the nuclear arms control regime between the former Cold War [...]
What are the chances the United States will get involved in a war over this? Qualls puts the chances at “zero.” A war, he said, would entail “the worst combat the U.S. has seen since Vietnam.” Russia is a military superpower with nuclear weapons. Qualls believes “there’s no way” Obama will take military action. Russia [...]
“Russia’s aggression in Ukraine should not be understood as an opportunistic power grab. Rather, it is an attempt to politically, culturally, and militarily resist the West.”
The invasion of Ukraine is just a small part of a bigger picture. Both Russia and China will be the hegemonic power in their respective regions. Both have committed [...]
The first step for the Obama administration should be to remove self-imposed obstacles to U.S. energy exports, they said.
Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said on Tuesday that House Republicans “will work with the Obama administration on measures to impose consequences on Russia for its hostile act,” and pointed to energy exports [...]
The recent decision by Occidental Petroleum to move its headquarters to Houston from Los Angeles, where it was founded over a half-century ago, confirms the futility and delusion embodied in California’s ultragreen energy policies. By embracing solar and wind as preferred sources of generating power, the state promotes an ever-widening gap between its declining middle- [...]
The United States prepared Monday to impose sanctions on high-level Russian officials involved in the military occupation of Crimea, as the escalating crisis in Ukraine prompted turmoil in global markets, pounding the Russian ruble and driving up energy prices.
“This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. It’s really 19th century behavior in the 21st century, and there is no way, to start with, that if Russia persists in this, that the G-8 countries are going to assemble in Sochi. That’s a starter,” Kerry said on NBC’s “Meet [...]
The Russian occupation of Crimea has challenged Obama as has no other international crisis, and at its heart, the advice seemed to pose the same question: Is Obama tough enough to take on the former KGB colonel in the Kremlin? It is no easy task. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told Obama by telephone on [...]
A constitutional law expert warned Congress during a hearing Wednesday that America has reached a “constitutional tipping point” under the watch of President Barack Obama.
Jonathan Turley, professor of public interest law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., said the legislative branch of the U.S. government is in danger of becoming irrelevant in the [...]