Friday, February 28, 2014

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- February 28, 2014

Will Russia Invade Crimea/Ukraine? -- Jonathan Marcus, BBC

Could Russia intervene militarily in Crimea to safeguard its strategic interests? Or, to put the question a different way, has Russia already intervened?

Nobody yet knows the identities of the armed men who seized control of Simferopol airport.

But their equipment, their vehicles and their behaviour all signal that this is a trained military unit, not a rag-tag group of pro-Russian loyalists.

"These men look like a formed and organised body of troops. They appear to be disciplined, confident and uniformly dressed and equipped," says Brigadier Ben Barry, a land warfare expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Russia Ups the Ante in Crimea by Sending in the ‘Night Wolves’ -- Simon Shuster, Time

Forget invasion: Putin is just four steps from victory in Ukraine -- John Hulsman, City A.M.

Would the Loss of Ukraine Harden Russia Policy on Syria? -- Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council

Kerry won’t call what is happening in Syria ‘genocide’ -- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post

Syria in stalemate -- Daily Star editorial

What’s behind Iran and Iraq’s ‘boosted’ military cooperation? -- Majid Rafizadeh, Al Arabiya

Is Hassan Rohani a Moderate or a Ruthless Murderer? -- Manda Zand Ervin, American Thinker

The debate over post-war Afghanistan -- Robert Burns, AP

The curious case of China's falling yuan -- Linda Yueh, BBC

Venezuela: The next Ukraine? -- SFGate editorial

Why Venezuela’s student protesters have already won -- Javier Corrales, Washington Post

Is El Salvador the next Venezuela? -- Roger F. Noriega, Miami Herald

America plays its role in a changing world right -- Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

The History of the World in Three Flags -- Robert Klein Engler, American Thinker

Yahoo webcam spying: When Big Brother morphs into Peeping Tom -- Paul Whitefield, L.A. Times

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