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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Berlin and Washington: The Political Battles That Could Decide Ukraine’s Fate
fate may depend upon the battle within Germany’s
ruling coalition over its policy towards Putin’s Russia. In the United States, the new Republican Senate will
battle the Obama administration over weapons for Ukraine. Powerful factions in each
country believe that concessions to Putin will bring a diplomatic solution.
They ignore the adage: Peace through strength. Putin will agree to a real
diplomatic solution only if Ukraine
is able to defend itself. In the meantime, Ukraine is justified in concluding
that it has been abandoned by those allies whose battle it is fighting without