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Lessons From Malaysia and Russia: Sovereignty Has Put the World in Danger

What can the missing Malaysian airliner and the Russian takeover of Crimea have in common, aside from competing for airtime on the 24-hour news channels? Let's consider this common thread: both events demonstrate the absence of any working, collaborative governance system to deal with crisis coupled with the irrelevance of many of the post-World War II multilateral agreements and practices.
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Obama Ramps Up The Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow, targeting 20 individuals inside and outside the government, as well as a Russian bank that provide...
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DEFIANT

WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukra...