On each and every show, I don’t just provide you news in the City but current events around the world–and how they impact you and the world around you.
On this special segment, I give my “2 cents” on Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his influence over Crimea and the World. In a public display of defiance, on March 18th 2014, Putin signed a treaty to annex Crimea completely–despite global resentment from its international partners (the US and Europe). Describing his move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response to what he calls “Western encroachment” upon Russia’s vital interests, the US has now issued economic sanctions to punish the Kremlin’s actions–even though he has made it clear that he does not want to move into other regions of Ukraine.
How does this impact you?
This impacts you greatly because it will revamp an old war, between two superpowers, that has never been fought; but has played a vital role in international politics: The Cold War. A war that has forced the world to institute a foreign policy initiative known as the “Iron Curtain” and a war that has forced a country to alienate its own people through the “Red Scare.” Although this new war (over Ukraine) will not be like the original Cold War, it could very well drag the US into another war that will cost the country more energy and more tax-payer dollars. If there is no diplomatic resolve over sovereignty in Ukraine, then the next step is military action.
However, what I mainly iterate is Putin’s hypocritical behavior. When we declare military action on Syria–to discontinue Bashir Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his own people–Putin writes a New York Times op-ed pleading for diplomacy. But when he invades a country that is not his (using military force), he ignores diplomacy and resentment from his international partners. So in short Vladimir Putin is not only a hypocrite, but a liability because he is dragging the world into a costly conflict.
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Disclaimer: Prince’s opinions and the opinions of others, do not have any affiliation with UR Business Network.