‘Russia isn’t only pursuing its territorial ambitions in Ukraine and other former Soviet states. It’s particularly active in the Arctic Circle, and, until recently, these efforts engendered international cooperation, not conflict. But the Crimean crisis has complicated matters.’ – Uri Friedman (The Atlantic).
‘Like the proverbial crook who returns to the scene of the crime, the architects of the Bush administration’s torture program are suddenly ubiquitous in its defense. Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to be a coordinated effort. It’s just coincidence, mixed with the understandable belief that no negative repercussions will follow from doing so.’ (The Wire).