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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Putin's Press Conference: What De-escalation? (Putin Cuts Off The Finger But Spares The Arm)

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

In effect, Putin is now daring the United States even to hang sanctions on Russia for its ongoing invasion. If we keep our mouths shut and slink away with our tails between our legs, Putin will stop with Crimea, while quietly sabotaging the new Ukrainian government. He will play for time until the new Ukrainian government suffers economic and political collapse and is ready for a new Russian-friendly regime.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Global Achievement Gap

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

American students are falling behind in the international economy. Here’s how they can catch up.

Analysis and Commentary

International Court of Justice Bans Australian Spying on East Timor and its Lawyers

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Speaking of Australian spying on its regional neighbors and its lawyers, which we were the other day, the International Court of Justice has handed down a decision in a dispute between Australia and East Timor. Here's the Brisbane Times on the decision, wh

Interviews
Interviews

Ambassador Michael McFaul on The Lead with Jake Tapper

with Michael McFaulvia CNN
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

(CNN) - Russia released statements of President Vladimir Putin's calls with leaders of Kazakhstan and Belarus Monday. "The leaders discussed the development of the crisis in Ukraine, which is creating a real threat to the lives and legal interests of the Russian-speaking population, first and for...

Interviews

Ambassador Michael McFaul on NBC Nightly News

with Michael McFaulvia NBC Nightly News
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What is Vladimir Putin thinking?The most alarming thing about Putin’s takeover of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula may be that even some of the people most famili...

Interviews

Ambassador Michael McFaul on NewsHour

with Michael McFaulvia PBS NewsHour
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

How damaging is Russia’s recent activity in Crimea to Russia’s long-term relationship with the West? Gwen Ifill gets two views on how the U.S. should react.

Interviews

Peter Berkowitz on the John Batchelor Show (19:24)

with Peter Berkowitzvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Larry Kudlow, CNBC; Brett Arends, WSJ; Sudeep Reddy, WSJ; Peter Berkowitz, Hoover; Paul Gragory, Hoover.

Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (29:33)

with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Larry Kudlow, CNBC; Brett Arends, WSJ; Sudeep Reddy, WSJ; Peter Berkowitz, Hoover; Paul Gragory, Hoover.

Interviews

Larry Diamond on the John Batchelor Show (9:20)

with Larry Diamondvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack. Larry Diamond, Hoover. Leon Aron, AEI. Mark Hertsgaard, Bloomberg Businessweek.

In the News
In the News

Just Right Inequality

with Robert J. Barrovia New York Times
Wednesday, March 5, 2014