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Update: Ukraine Part 1

Update: Ukraine part 1 It’s been an entire year since I’ve visited my favorite European country.  Usually, when you revisit an area, you can see subtle changes, but it’s still pretty much the same.  Not true for Ukraine. My first trip to Ukraine was 2008, just before the crash.  Viktor Yuschenko was President, and Yulia […]

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On Ukraine

  By now everyone has heard about a “resurgent Russia” trying to rebuild the Russian Empire. Putin has never tried to hide that fact, and often wraps himself in the glory of the former Empire and USSR. He goes out of his way to show how much more vital he is than the West, particularly […]