U.S. Leadership Against Russia Crippled By Its Own Hypocrisy

Foreign Policy In Focus September 15, 2014
[Republished by Common Dreams and Transnational.org]
   Washington’s major limitation towards Russia is not a lack of military leadership, but a lack of moral leadership. The fragile ceasefire between the U.S.-backed Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebels could help pave the way to a peaceful resolution to the conflict—or simply postpone a worsening of the crisis. Unfortunately, Washington’s leadership of international efforts against Russian aggression has been severely compromised by its own hypocrisy and double standards.