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« What More Needs to be Done to Defend Nadiya Savchenko: Investigating the Case of the Killed Journalists | Main | Arm Ukraine, But How and Why? Critique of Casey Michel's New Republic Article »

February 18, 2015

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PauloCanning

'550 square meters'?

I think you're entirely right about Syria (the consequences of inaction), although we have been here before. I'm thinking of Darfur, which, unlike Rwanda or the Congo, is another brutal war in which some application of outside force could have saved a lot of lives.

One thing I'd point out, which I think a lot of American commentators may be missing, is that there has been a detectable change in tone towards Putin in at least some bits of Europe. In the UK, where I'm from, Cameron has been heavily criticised for his absence from Minsk II. He's been very defensive against that criticism. I've noticed a distinct shift in places like the BBC and The Guardian - see the latter's editorials for example. I have read of a shift in the German press too. And I notice that even Syriza are laying off the pro-Putin rhetoric.

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