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  1. Story of the Week: Russia Pushes Forward as the U.S. Pulls Back

    Established borders looked increasingly brittle this week as Russian forces moved further into Ukraine and the West struggled with the Islamic State’s transnational jihad. Despite denying Russia’s participation in the Ukrainian conflict, satellite imagery demonstrates that Putin is driving ahead with his campaign of neo-Stalinist imperialism. In contrast, Obama urged military restraint, refusing to describe Russia’s actions as invasion and walking back from action against IS extremists in Syria, despite continuing strikes on their comrades just across the Iraqi border.

    FT (sub), NYTAl Jazeera

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