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The uses of Ukraine in crisis

Posted by seumasach on March 25, 2014

Jim Lobe

Asia Times

25th March, 2014

WASHINGTON – The observation that the Chinese characters for the word “crisis” combine the characters for “danger” and “opportunity” has become a staple of Washington foreign policy discourse for years. So it’s no surprise that the ongoing crisis in Ukraine – and Russia’s de facto absorption of Crimea – provides lots of “opportunities” for various interests to push their favorite causes.

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