Vladimir Putin-Central Casting for Game of Thrones

After marathon negotiations in Minsk, Belarus the announcement came on Thursday, February 12, 2015 that a cease fire deal had been reached to end the military conflict in the eastern provinces of Ukraine.  Such an announcement should have been met with relief and praise from global le
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Deadly Veto

The vote at the United Nations this weekend reveals old fault lines from the Cold War period.  While the Syrian people will pay the price of realpolitik, there is no doubt that a multipolar world will require greater deftness on the part of the United States and its allies. Even with
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