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Cafeneaua cu politichie

MesajScris: Mar Mar 15, 2016 1:54 pm
de eliana
Ok, la fina de Barack Obama, sa citim :cleanglasses o analiza.
De aici: The Obama Doctrine
The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.a’s role in the world.

Re: Cafeneaua cu politichie

MesajScris: Mar Mar 15, 2016 2:00 pm
de eliana
Sa discutam:

“isis is not an existential threat to the United States,” he told me in one of these conversations. “Climate change is a potential existential threat to the entire world if we don’t do something about it.” Obama explained that climate change worries him in particular because “it is a political problem perfectly designed to repel government intervention. It involves every single country, and it is a comparatively slow-moving emergency, so there is always something seemingly more urgent on the agenda.”


Obama’s theory here is simple: Ukraine is a core Russian interest but not an American one, so Russia will always be able to maintain escalatory dominance there.

“The fact is that Ukraine, which is a non-nato country, is going to be vulnerable to military domination by Russia no matter what we do,” he said.

But what if Putin were threatening to move against, say, Moldova—another vulnerable post-Soviet state? Wouldn’t it be helpful for Putin to believe that Obama might get angry and irrational about that?