His complaint about critics of his Russia-Ukraine policy was a welcome departure.
Just as important as who's on the list is who's not on the list.
Jews comprise less than 0.5 percent of the Ukrainian population. Yet anti-Semitic caricatures have taken center stage in the conflict.
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John McCain Compared Putin to Hitler, But No One Noticed
April 24, 2014
Like, Really Compared Him To Hitler.
Is Russia Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
April 23, 2014
A psychological explanation for Russia's behavior in Ukraine.
Russia's newest export: abusing the press.
Does the Kremlin view Kiev’s judiciousness and restraint as acquiescence to Putin’s aggression?
Which Former Soviet State Could Be the Next Ukraine?
April 21, 2014
Russia says it has an obligation to protect Russian speakers everywhere, which could be used as an excuse to make additional landgrabs.
Stop Blaming NATO for Putin’s Provocations
April 17, 2014
With Vladimir Putin annexing Crimea, inciting violence in Eastern Ukraine, and threatening his neighbor with a massive military buildup, an oft-repeated refrain has reemerged in Western academia: It’s our fault for expanding NATO.