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Hawks are calling for actions that “must” happen. But if these bluffs were actually called, the U.S. could creat…

What If Vladimir Putin Called U.S. Hawks’ Bluff in Ukraine?

Curtis Olson March 05, 2014 10:58

I’d think foreign policy (or policy in general) should be straightforward, fair, even, consistent, and never include bluffing.  I’m probably overly naive on these matters though.

Eugene Crosser March 05, 2014 11:39

Speaking from the other side of the fence, I can say this: if the US/others imposed travel ban and/or asset freeze to the officials, many a Russian would rejoice. About the other measures, I am not so sure…

David Megginson March 05, 2014 12:55

If the US hadn’t invaded Iraq 11 years ago, they might have some credibility on this issue; as it stands, they have none, no matter where they move their troops and fleets.

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