A "Credible Threat" Approach To Long Run Deterrence Of Russian-European Hegemony

wochit politics
March 10, 2014 AT 8:40 AM
The recent occupation of Crimea in Ukraine by Russian military forces has been viewed by most as an outright violation of Ukrainian sovereignty. US President Barack Obama and US Secretary of State John Kerry have each responded firmly to these events. Kerry issued a warning to Russian President Putin of the isolation his country would soon face “politically, economically, and diplomatically.” Obama has spoken with Putin directly in an attempt to diplomatically influence a reversal of Russia’s intrusion and had this to say about the situation. Unfortunately, Putin has not yet reversed course.