Tougher sanctions against Russia?

The sanctions against Russia are sort of a mixed bag. G7 just expressed its support for targeted sanctions against Russia, but the US and EU would move out on their own.  And according to NY TimeEuropean firms seek to minimize Russia sanctions. So would you say that the West will move towards real tougher sanctions against Russia or maybe not so much, and why? Read few comments.

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What’s next for NATO regarding Russia

US troops in Poland, increased presence in the CEE region, frozen ties with Russia that’s what NATO did regarding Ukraine conflict. Could you please shortly evaluate those steps? Would you say that NATO will distance itself from Russia even further? Read few comments.

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The West (the US, the EU) vs Russia: A new Cold War?

According NY Times the Obama’s administration is looking beyond the immediate conflict to forge a new long-term approach to Russia that applies an updated version of the Cold War strategy of containment. Read few comments. 

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EP elections 2014: How to challenge a rise of radical and extremist parties?

In the EP elections in May (22 – 25) we may see a surge of eurosceptic and radical right and left wing parties. Would you say that the “mainstream” parties should put more focus on this during the campaign and, in general, how to address it in a few weeks campaign before the EP elections? Read Few comments.

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Ukrainian Armed Forces vs Russian Armed forces

There is absolutely no appetite within NATO to be involved in this conflict by providing the Ukrainian armed forces with equipment that would alter a balance of power between the two countries, one analyst thinks.

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On destabilization of Ukraine

As we are witnessing the escalation  in the East Ukraine we could wonder if Russia is now totally betting on the destabilization of Ukraine.  E.g. Latvia’s FM Rinkevics tweeted: Russia is responsible for the escalation of violence and separatism in the Eastern Ukraine, hope my EU colleagues see it that way. In your opinion, is this they way how we should see it?

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What is the role of Ku Klux Klan on the American right wing extremist scene?

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