Friday, March 7, 2014

Henry Kissinger Provides His Advice On How To End The Crisis In Ukraine

Henry Kissinger was Richard Nixon's Secretary of State.  He offers his description of the issues in Ukraine, and in Russia, and he discusses some of the necessary ingredients of a strategic approach to a solution.  He understands that some these ingredients will not be popular.  In his view, Europe must play an important role in developing a solution that would enable Ukraine to be a bridge between Europe and Russia; it should not be forced to choose between Europe and Russia.  The West should also avoid the demonization Putin.  Unfortunately, that has already started in the US.  Even worse, the GOP has demonized President Obama as well as Putin.  Its hard to imagine how any solution would be acceptable to the GOP if it made life easier for the GOP's demons.

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